It was the challenge and constantly changing environment of the work that drew Mike Albano to the field of financial planning and accounting. "What we do can have to a profoundly positive impact on someone's life," says Mike, who serves as Verus' vice president out of our Marion, Va. office.

You’ll hear Mike’s enthusiasm when answering client calls about financial planning, tax and investment decisions. With more than three decades of experience, Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and is a youth Sunday School teacher. Mike started the Eric Albano Youth Soccer Foundation in memory of his son, who loved health and fitness. He and his wife, Pat, have two daughters and three grandchildren. He is a Rotary Citizen of the Year.

Mike holds a number of certifications and memberships:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Managing member of Albano & Associates, P.L.C., a leading CPA firm
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Virginia Society of CPAs
  • Member, Smyth County Chamber of Commerce
  • Served on the Personal Financial Planning, Public Service and Federal Taxation Committees of the Virginia Society of CPAs