August 9, 2017
Meet SFG – Andy Serafini
In our first installment of #MeetSFG we want to introduce you to the man behind the name, our president and leader, Andrew Serafini.
Before starting SFG, Andrew worked at larger corporations but quickly learned his desire was less about corporate profits and more about helping people. In 1990, he decided to take a different approach and start Serafini Financial Services with the goal to help, educate and serve the people in his community while giving glory to God. Over the years, his role has changed from solely being a financial planner to overseeing business operations and managing employees. However, Andrew maintains that his favorite part of the day is meeting with clients.
“I love people, that’s why I love what I do.”
We had a few other ‘personal’ questions, so let’s hear from Andy!
Looking back on several years of pictures, we noticed you once had a “particular” item on your upper lip. Where did the mustache go?
“When I first started in the financial services business, I felt I needed to look mature or at least older than I was at the time. Now that I AM old that is no longer a problem. My loving children called it my “creeper” mustache. One day, I decided to trim it and was a little too aggressive on the one side, so I tried to trim the other to even it out. Before I knew it, I had a Charlie Chaplin (or a former wallpaper hanger from Austria) look so I had to shave the whole thing off. The worst part was that although I had it for 25 + years it took my wife three days to notice!”
Of your 4 children, which one is your favorite? (They really want to know the answer by the way)
“Hmmm, well one of them just started working for me and is handling all of the social media so I wonder who asked this question?”
You’re happiest when….?
“I am with my family.”
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Matthew 6:33 “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Keep all things in perspective. Is what you are most worried about today going to matter in eternity? Let go and let God.”