Our Team

Our Team

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  • Michael Stark
  • Andria Williams, CMFC®, FPQP™
  • Linda Viglotti, MBA®
  • Kevin Grady, CFP®, ChFC®
Michael Stark

Founder and Principal

Mike Stark’s passion and commitment to serving others and helping them succeed led him to establish American Financial Advisors, LLC. Inspired by his father’s instruction in an investment class in high school, his interest in investing led him to become a Registered Investment Advisor in 1991. The strengths and added value Mike brings to the firm’s clients are deeply rooted in discipline and integrity. Mike’s education and military background engendered his belief in a simple investment strategy that includes sound, honest advice and guidance for individuals and families. His approach of always putting clients first has earned their confidence, respect and lasting friendships.

Mike was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and completed flight school in Pensacola. He flew Marine attack fighters for 20 years, both on active duty and in the reserves. He retired as a Lt. Colonel, after logging over 3000 hours in the A-4 and F-18, with tours in the Blacksheep squadron, the Flying Gators, and as a test pilot for four years in VX-5 at the Naval Weapons Centa, China Lake. Captain Mike has been with Delta Air Lines since 1987 and is based in Atlanta on the 400/767.

Mike provides periodic emails on investment highlights and Delta Air Lines updates. He is a frequent contact for national publications and currently hosts a weekly radio show – “Common Sense” on NewsTalk Radio 1160 AM in Atlanta. AFA has been recognized in Financial Advisor Magazine in the past as one of top 500 advisors in the country.

Mike completed the CFP® education requirements and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1979 with degrees in both Environmental Science and Urban Planning. Prior to founding AFA, Mike was a founding partner of “The Advisor”. He reads and travels extensively, enjoys exotic cars, live music, and gardening. He lives in the historic district of Marietta, Georgia in a home built in 1895.

Andria Williams, CMFC®, FPQP™

Chief Compliance Officer/Associate Advisor

Inspired by her grandfather to pursue a career in investment management, Andria has worked in the financial services industry since 1994. She joined American Financial Advisors in 1999. She is responsible for managing pertinent information on client accounts and oversees the firm’s data management system. Andria has in-depth knowledge of the finance industry and the ability to understand, manage and resolve multi-faceted operational issues.

As Chief Compliance Officer, Andria ensures that our firm is in compliance with all governmental, local and SEC regulations. As a Registered Paraplanner and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor, she assists with the implementation of planning and investment strategies for our clients.

In addition to her duties as CCO, she serves as AFA’s Technology Consultant and Institutional Brokerage Liaison. Prior to joining AFA, Andria worked with PFM Capital Management and Wiser Financial Services. She is a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor, Registered Paraplanner (RP®), a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals and holds her Series 65 designation as an Investment Advisors Representative from the National Association of Securities Dealers., C

Andria holds a degree in Finance from Kennesaw State University. She loves to travel and is an avid fan of her daughter’s soccer team. She lives in Canton, Georgia and has two daughters, Amanda and Jasmine.

Linda Viglotti, MBA®

Chief Operations Officer/Associate Advisor

Linda inherited the values of hard work, education and community service from her parents. She is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the firm’s strategic plan, human resources administration, marketing initiatives, and financial reporting functions. She manages third party relationships for the firm to ensure key objectives are met. Since joining the firm in 2000, Linda has enhanced her knowledge through advanced study and completion of the Executive CFP® Program for Financial Planning offered through the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. She is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

Prior to joining AFA, Linda served as Marketing/Communications Director for a retail consultant in Virginia Beach, VA. She holds her MBA® from Old Dominion University in Virginia and a BBA in Marketing from Pace University in New York.

Linda enjoys traveling, skiing, family time, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and spending time with her grandson. She and her husband, Patrick, live in Marietta and have two grown children, Jaclyn and Mark.

Kevin Grady, CFP®, ChFC®

Financial Planner/Associate Portfolio Manager

As a wealth manager and financial planner, Kevin’s mission is to provide a clear plan and sound guidance to clients. He endeavors to simplify the complexities of financial management so clients can achieve their life goals. Kevin joined AFA in 2008 and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. Kevin believes people don’t plan to fail they just fail to plan. With that in mind, he assist clients in identifying their goals; capturing a comprehensive snapshot of assets, insurance, tax, retirement and estate planning documents; creating a plan to achieve those goals; then monitoring, updating, and changing the plan as needed to ensure clients goals are achieved.

In addition to working with AFA, Kevin is a Delta Captain flying the A-330. He makes sure our clients are informed about Delta Air Lines initiatives that effect their 401k's and retirement benefits . Kevin holds a degree in Chemistry from the United States Coast Guard Academy. He is a member of the Georgia chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

Kevin enjoys craft brewing, skiing, traveling, gardening, and bee-keeping. He and his wife, Linda, have a son, Ryan and live in Powder Springs, Georgia.

Paulette Martin

Senior Client Service Administrator

Paulette understands the critical importance of self-sufficiency and independence. She joined AFA in 2007 and has advanced her knowledge of the financial industry by taking on a variety of responsibilities within the firm. Paulette assists with account administration, billing and reporting in addition to client service functions. She is an Institutional Brokerage liaison and also serves as Mike Stark’s Executive Assistant. Prior to joining AFA, Paulette worked for Brother.

She enjoys working out, running, and is an excellent chef and baker. Paulette lives in Kennesaw, Georgia with her busy teenagers, Kaitlyn and Cody and their two pups..

Patrick Viglotti, CRPC®

Co-Owner/Associate Advisor

Patrick joined AFA in early 2017 after retiring from a 38 year career with IBM where he held management positions in finance, sales and cybersecurity.  In addition to advisory work, he is responsible for AFA's cybersecurity initiatives, assists with the firm's compliance program, and serves on AFA's Investment Committee.  Patrick's primary focus as an advisor is pre-retirement and post-retirement planning.  He has completed the coursework and exams required to earn the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselorsm designation.

He is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz  and holds a B.S. degree in Finance.  

Patrick enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, and spending time with his grandson.  He is also a board member of a national software company headquartered in south Florida.  Pat and his wife, Linda, live in Marietta and have two grown children, Jaclyn and Mark.

 

Tiesha Cullins

The values of hard work, education and community service are core to the mission we have at American Financial Advisors, LLC . As Client Service Representative, Tiesha is responsible for facilitating the client onboarding process, data management and ensuring our clients' needs are met by maintaining a  relationship between each client and our firm.

As a fiduciary, our firm manages over $650 million of our clients' investment dollars. It is our privilege to work with so many amazing individuals and families - many of whom are in the aviation industry. Our new clients come to us primarily through word of mouth - which is a positive reflection on the trusting relationship we share, our accountability and our commitment to providing the best personal service possible.

In 2018, Tiesha received her BSFCS degree in Consumer Economics from the University of Georgia. While finishing her degree, Tiesha was an Intern with AFA and held a lead student position at the University of Georgia's Hotel and Conference Center. 

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2551 Roswell Road, Suite 310
Marietta, GA 30062