Michael A. Mingolelli, Sr.


Michael founded Pinnacle in 1973, with a focus on providing insurance advice and solutions in estate and succession planning.

Michael has served as a mentor to key members of the Pinnacle team over the years and helped guide the firm in its direction and growth while staying true to the firm’s core principles. Michael’s clients have included business owners, wealthy families and executives, with a particular niche in serving the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners in the construction and real estate industries. With his deep knowledge of the various tax systems and the many nuances and challenges facing privately-held or family-owned businesses, Michael serves as a trusted advisor to clients and speaks of many client relationships in decades rather than years.

During his career, Michael has also served as a life insurance industry leader. He has taken on leadership roles in various organizations, such as the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). In addition, he has spoken at industry events across the country throughout his career, sharing his insights on technical planning issues and other topics.

Michael graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a B.S. in Marketing, and he was a member of the Carroll School of Management Honors Program. He devotes a great deal of his time and resources to charitable and religious organizations, in addition to having served on the boards of the Boston College Alumni Association, the MetroWest Boy Scouts of America and Mount Alvernia High School. Michael resides with his family in Framingham, Massachusetts and enjoys vacationing on Cape Cod.