Michael Petyak is a native of Brookhaven, MS. He attended East Central Community College in Decatur, MS and played centerfield for the Warrior Baseball Team. After finishing at East Central, he went on to attend West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV where he graduated with a Degree in Finance in 1997.
After graduation, Michael joined Merrill Lynch in Richmond, VA where he gained extensive knowledge of the investment business through their in-depth training program. He later joined the Insurance Marketing team at Wachovia Securities where he maintained close relationships with brokers and clients with regards to providing full service insurance analysis and recommendations.
In 2005, Michael re-located to Gulfport, MS and began working for Hancock Investment Services as a Financial Advisor. He was in charge of client investments for the Mississippi/Alabama Gulf Region. During this time, he worked side by side with clients to determine their financial goals and help them understand how they were going to achieve those goals by designing customized investment programs.
Michael joined Williams and Bolls Wealth Management in January 2009. Using the experience previously gained, they were able to successfully grow their business over an 8 year period. In 2017, along with Hoyt Williams and Chad Barber, they formed Williams, Petyak, and Barber Advisory Services. This partnership now brings a combination of 65 years of financial industry experience to clients while still maintaining an independent status that does not focus on product placement but professional holistic financial planning.
Michael holds FINRA securities registrations including Series 6,7 and 63 through his Broker/Dealer Calton & Associates Inc. and Series 65 through Advisory Services Network, LLC.
Michael currently resides in Madison, MS with his wife Meghan. They attend Vertical Church where Meghan is on staff as the Executive Director and Michael serves in various groups. Together they have four children.