Michael Prentis Knuff, CFP<sup>®</sup>, CIMA<sup>®</sup>

Michael Prentis Knuff, CFP®, CIMA®

Senior Vice President – Investments


Mike is a Financial Advisor and PIM Portfolio Manager1. As a PIM Portfolio Manager, he is among the select financial advisors who are entrusted to manage client portfolios with discretionary authority through the Private Investment Management (PIM) program.

Mike was recognized by Forbes as a Top Next Generation Advisor in 20182, placing him in a select group of advisors nationwide that are leading the wealth management industry into the future. His credentials include achieving the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation from the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Master of Science degree with a focus in Design, Scientific Decision Making, and Entrepreneurship from The Pennsylvania State University, where he also completed a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a business minor.

After an internship with the Prentis Wealth Management Group in 2001, Mike returned to a full-time position in 2008. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors, he worked in Application Engineering and Business Development for Nuclear Power Plants at Flowserve Corporation in Phillipsburg, NJ; was a Special Effects Design Coordinator with FXperts Inc. in Sun Valley, CA, where he worked on the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 3; and was a Product Design Engineer at Ingersoll Rand in Annandale, NJ.

He holds Series 3, 7, and 66 securities registrations, in addition to life, variable, and long-term-care insurance, and a NJ mortgage originators license.

Away from the office

Mike spends his free time with his young daughter and his wife, Lili, who is a corporate litigation attorney. As a family, they like to stay active both physically and mentally, whether it be skiing in winter and surfing in summer or exploring museums and other cultural activities in Manhattan.  They are avid travelers and try to visit one new place each year.

Mike is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for a pop/rock cover band called Men or Myth that performs at various charity benefits and private functions in NYC and the surrounding areas. His music has led to his involvement with multiple charitable organizations, assisting with their event planning and fundraising efforts.

Mike is a member of the New Leadership Council (“under-40” Board of Directors) of the Make-A-Wish® Metro New York chapter. He also volunteers his time as a “wish granter”, serving as a liaison between the organization and the critically ill wish children and their families.

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