My Team

Daniel E Gatien

Daniel E Gatien, CFP®

Director of Wealth Management Services
Office 206-777-3458
Fax 206-777-3520

Dan Gatien, CFP® joined Mike in 2003 and has 17 years of investment management & financial planning experience. He is responsible for portfolio research, design, implementation and ongoing monitoring.

Dan graduated with a B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Washington School of Business. He holds his securities, life, disability income and long-term care licenses and has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Dan resides on the Eastside with his wife and son. He enjoys boating, travel, and time with his family.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Corie Hou

Corie Hou

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 206-777-3459

Corie Hou joined Mike and Dan’s team in 2015. As our Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Corie assists the team with planning preparations and proposals, investment operations, insurance underwriting, and ongoing client service. Corie helps us with our continuing efforts to establish and build strong relationships with our clients. Corie has obtained her FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses and has two years of experience at a "Big 4" firm in corporate function. She also competed on the professional golf circuit for five years on the LPGA Symetra Tour, Canadian Tour, Ladies European Tour AS, and Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour.

Corie hails from Sydney, Australia and graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Hawai'i, where she lettered as a student-athlete for four years. Corie resides in North Seattle and enjoys playing golf, golf coaching, snowboarding, squash, boating, flying, and being outdoors.

Daniel R Ruiz

Daniel R Ruiz

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 206-777-3506

Daniel Ruiz joined the team in 2016. As our Associate Financial Representative, Daniel utilizes over 4 years of experience to assist the team in investment operations, planning preparations and proposals, insurance underwriting, and ongoing client service. Daniel graduated with a B.A. in Finance at Western Washington University and has obtained his FINRA Series 7, Series 63, and Series 66 licenses.

Daniel grew up in the Renton area and now resides in Seattle with his boxer bred dog and enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, playing golf, and has a green thumb. He’s also a fantastic grill chef and enjoys cooking as well as eating Pho and donuts.


Michael F. O Brien, CLU®
Wealth Management Advisor

O'Brien Financial Group


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