History ofGarrison Financial

Michael Bradford Garrison began his investment career in 1983 and was immediately drawn to the personalized nature of work in financial planning. He joined Thomson McKinnon Securities in 1984 as a financial consultant and later founded his own practice in 1989 which became Garrison Financial Inc.

Michael earned his Certified Financial Planner™ professional designation in 2006. He was a Chartered Financial Consultant, a Municipal Securities Principle, a General Securities Principle and established Garrison Financial Inc as its own Registered Investment Advisory (RIA). Michael is the creator of The Financial Freedom Navigator™, a holistic and highly disciplined approach to investment and wealth management. He is the founder of The Charitable Partners Program™ for charitably conscious investors focusing on helping distressed families through (HECH) The Harwich Ecumenical Council for the homeless in Harwich, Massachusetts. Working with his wife Melanie, Michael built a family practice for over 30 years. His son Greenleaf initially joined the practice in 1997 and re-joined as a partner in 2010.

After 40 years in the industry, Michael retired in 2023 granting Greenleaf the role of owner and CEO of Garrison Financial Inc.