Dependable financial partnership from
    personable, capable professionals.

    As your financial partners, we deliver sound financial advice
    with transparency, trust, and accountability. We have your back.

    Our Team

    Michael Manning

    Michael A. Manning, AIF®, MBA

    CEO of the Manning Companies

    Michael is the CEO of The Manning Companies. He has more than 35 years of experience providing financial planning, wealth management, and asset management advice. He has a wealth of knowledge related to proper investment allocation, retirement planning, portfolio management, estate and income tax minimization, charitable planning, and wealth transfer strategies.

    Michael's primary responsibilities include staying current on investment, insurance, and planning strategies; providing counsel to clients and financial advisors at the firm and making sure business operations continue to run smoothly; and keeping an eye on the ever-changing regulatory environment.

    Michael resides in Coronado with his wife, Nancy. He loves to travel, exercise, ride bikes, take his dog Kona on long walks, and spend time with his family and friends.

    William B. Corder

    William B. Corder AIF®, CPFA®

    Senior Financial Advisor, Manning Wealth Management, Inc.
    President, MWM Retirement Solutions, Inc.

    Bill has 21-plus years of experience in the financial services industry and is securities registered, insurance licensed, and a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®.

    Bill is a Senior Financial Advisor at Manning Wealth Management, which allows him to work with individual clients. In this role Bill is experienced in assisting clients with financial planning, asset management, risk management, legacy planning, charitable giving and tax reduction strategies.

    In addition, Bill is the President and co-founder of MWM Retirement Solutions. His role is to organize, formalize, and implement each client’s fiduciary process and monitor how it affects each retirement plan. He is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) and a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®) designee, both of which represent a thorough knowledge of and ability to apply fiduciary practices in an individual and employer retirement plan setting. When providing investment advice, Bill acts as a fiduciary in the best interest of his clients and takes pride in his ability to implement prudent policies and procedures.

    Bill resides in Coronado with his wife, Brandy and their two children, Wyatt and Vivian. Bill leads an active life and enjoys cycling, golfing, kayaking, exercising, and taking his kids to the beach. Bill is an avid sports fan and also enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and reading.

    Heather R. Nicholas, AIF®, CLTC

    Heather R. Nicholas, AIF®, CLTC®

    Financial Advisor

    Heather Nicholas has more than 21 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry, is securities registered, insurance licensed, a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®. She holds the Certified in Long-Term Care® (CLTC®) designation, which focuses on the profession of long-term care planning.

    Heather is an analytical and driven financial professional who builds strong, trusted relationships with the clients she serves. She is dedicated to helping people create plans to secure their financial and retirement goals and works with her clients to implement the strategies to work towards their goals and maintain their lifestyle. She is an advocate of not only building wealth but protecting the wealth and legacy for their family.

    Heather was born and raised in San Diego and now resides in Scripps Ranch with her husband, two sons, and daughter. Her husband is a U.S. Navy veteran and naval aviator now working in the private sector. She enjoys working out, yoga, snowboarding, outdoor activities, country music, and family time. She speaks Chaldean, a dialect of the Arabic language, and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from San Diego State University.

    Melissa Marin

    Melissa C. Marin, AIF®

    Director of Retirement Planning

    Melissa has 25-plus years of experience in the financial services industry, of which she has spent the past 15 years specializing in employer sponsored retirement plans. Melissa is securities registered, insurance licensed, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®.

    At MWM Retirement Solutions, Melissa works with our corporate and non-profit retirement clients to help provide fiduciary support, analyze plan design, and evaluate investment costs. In addition, she provides solutions to plan sponsors that can help optimize participant outcomes and provides educational resources.

    Prior to joining the MWM Retirement Solutions, Melissa was Vice President of Strategic Relationship Management in San Diego and Hawaii for John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. In this role, she partnered with financial representatives and plan sponsors to promote plan growth and improve overall plan health. This included initiatives to increase participation and deferrals, boost awareness of basic 401(k) benefits, and assist business owners with understanding and meeting fiduciary obligations.

    A native San Diegan, Melissa resides in Chula Vista with her husband, Luis; their two children, Mason and Giuliana; and a dog named Parker. Melissa loves to travel and spend time with her family, and she enjoys cooking and entertaining.

    Operations Team

    Tina C. Emmet

    Tina C. Emmet (formerly Williams)

    Director of Operations

    Tina has worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. She initially worked at Moody’s Investors Service in New York and subsequently worked for an investment bank in Columbus, Ohio. While at those firms, she worked in corporate credit analysis, commercial real estate finance, and affordable housing (LIHTC). Since joining The Manning Companies in 2015, Tina has primarily focused on Client Relations, adding the role of Director of Operations in 2020.

    After many years living in Coronado, Tina now lives in downtown San Diego. She enjoys spending time with her 3 adult children, participating in all the outdoor activities available in San Diego, attending live theatre, and traveling to her hometown of NYC where one of her daughters resides. She received her BA from Smith College and her MA from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.

    Reanna C. Guerrero

    Reanna C. Guerrero

    Client Service Associate

    Reanna has been with The Manning Companies since 2020 and has worked in the financial industry for the last 5 years. As a member of the Operations team, she helps facilitate the opening of new accounts and ongoing account management.

    A native San Diegan, Reanna resides in North Park. Reanna loves to travel, spend time with her family, go to the beach and enjoys brunch and entertaining.

    Brittany L. Worley

    Brittany L. Worley

    Client Service Associate

    Brittany joined The Manning Companies in 2019 as a member of the Operations Team. She is from Noosa, Australia where she grew up surfing and swimming in the beautiful waters of the Sunshine Coast in Eastern Australia. Her family owned a backpacker's hostel and cafe that she helped run when she wasn't traveling herself. Brittany has been to over 60 countries (and counting) and has a degree in Hospitality Management. In 2018, she moved to San Diego with her husband Geoff. They currently reside in Coronado with their beautiful new daughter, Quincey, who was born in December 2020. Brittany enjoys camping, swimming and cooking as well as spending time with her family and friends. Of course, her favorite pastime is traveling, exploring and meeting new people.

    Elizabeth G. Steffanic

    Elizabeth G. Steffanic

    Administrative Assistant

    Elizabeth has been with The Manning Companies since 2020 as an Administrative Assistant. She maintains client scheduling, communication, and assists with client inquiries. She is originally from Modesto, California and moved down to San Diego in 2014 where she now resides in BayHo. She enjoys traveling, playing piano, brunching at Sugar and Scribe, and being a mixologist for friends and family.

    Myles R. Manning

    Myles R. Manning

    Licensed Registered Assistant

    Recently graduated from the University of Southern California, Myles handles marketing efforts and day-to-day projects for The Manning Companies. He offers a fresh perspective on business decisions and brings enthusiasm and a strong work ethic to the office.

    Myles is pursuing a graduate degree in International Finance from HEC Paris. He enjoys working out, surfing, traveling, making short films, and spending time with family and friends.

    Merideth L. Ganz

    Merideth L. Ganz

    Paraplanner

    Meri is a senior at San Diego State University studying Financial Services. She was born and raised right outside of Boston, MA and currently resides in Pacific Beach. Her goals for post grad are to travel, particularly to Israel, Greece, and Italy, then go on to take the CFP exam and become a financial advisor. In her free time, she likes to go to concerts, try new restaurants around San Diego, and spend Sundays watching the Patriots.

    Kira E. Ferguson

    Kira E. Ferguson

    Financial Planning Intern

    Kira has been with the Manning Companies since 2021 as a Financial Planning Intern. She is a San Diego native and loved the sunny weather so much she decided to stay for college. Kira is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance at San Diego State University as a part of the class of 2025. She enjoys travelling with family and has been to 20 countries, as well as working out, getting coffee at Better Buzz with friends and skiing with her mom in the Winter. After college Kira plans to attain an MBA and become a Financial Advisor.