President / Founder
Mr. Connors has been in the financial services industry, specifically financial, tax and estate planning for more than three decades. His initial experience comes from working with large brokerage firms for most of his career prior to deciding to follow his passion of helping his clients with a process to meet the financial challenges of life utilizing non-biased investment products. Mr. Connors has achieved this by taking the step to form his own firm, Island Financial Advisors in 2012.
The mission he developed for the firm is to assist clients in achieving their estate, financial and tax objectives and goals. This is achieved by giving clients only the best and the most sound advice that is 100% in their best interest. Mr. Connor’s purpose as your trusted advisor is to create relationships through long-term investment strategies and teamwork. Open communication with sincere concern and trust are key in forming effective, working relationships. He is committed to this philosophy and through education, knowledge and this commitment to excellence, Island Financial Advisors provides the value added service that differentiates the firm from the competition.
Mr. Connors enjoys living Seaside Park, NJ with his wife and dogs. They have two children and grand-children. They attend St. Catherine’s Church where they are very active. He also is involved with The Smile Train, St. Jude, The Shriner’s Hospital, The Humane Society and ASPCA. Mr. Connors has always been very involved and supportive of his community and served as Mayor of Seaside Park from 2008-2011. He enjoys sports and spending time with his family.
He obtained his BA in Economics from Montclair State University and has an MBA in Finance from Monmouth University.
Michele Francis joined Island Financial Advisors in June 2013 after retiring from Wells Fargo Bank where she was a licensed personal banker for 30 years. She serves as our Service Manager, preparing client paperwork to ensure transactions are processed and answering client questions regarding their accounts.
Michele has been married to her husband Gene for just over 40 years. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She loves Sunflowers, going to the beach, reading, visiting family in Florida and spending time with her grandloves.
Client Relationship Manager
Tiffany Abma joined Island Financial Advisors in February 2018 after being at home with her beautiful daughter for 9 months. She serves as the Client Relations Manager, where she develops relationships with our clients, providing guidance, advice and ensures all of our clients’ needs are being met. Tiffany is also responsible for opening accounts and handling all of the tax inquiries.
Tiffany has been married to her husband Nick for little over 3 years. They have 1 child and are expecting their second in November of 2019. She loves going to the beach, Disney and spending time with her family and friends.