Michael D. Gibney

Michael D. Gibney

| CFP®, AIF®

Modera Wealth Management

Modera works with individuals, families, trusts, institutions, and philanthropic organizations to build customized plans and portfolios in their best interests.


  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Elder Care Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Charitable Giving and Trusts
  • Planning for Business Owners
  • Cash Flow and Budgeting

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56 Jefferson Ave.
2nd Floor
Westwood, NJ 07675

Michael Gibney is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.
NAPFA is the country's leading association of Fee Only Financial Planners.
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Michael Gibney is a Wealth Manager at Modera Wealth Management, LLC.  His main responsibilities include helping clients develop their financial plans, implementing wealth management strategies and managing clients’ investment portfolios. In his role, he serves small business owners and individuals throughout the United States and abroad.  Michael has extensive experience working in all areas of financial planning, including retirement planning, estate planning, tax planning and risk management. He specializes in retirement accumulation and distribution strategies, and investment advisory services for foundations, trusts and charitable organizations.  He has over 15 years of experience in financial planning preceded by another 15 years of Wall Street experience.

Prior to joining Modera Michael worked as a financial planner at Highland Financial Advisors, LLC and before that at Raymond James Financial Services.  Michael began his career within a variety of roles on Wall Street including positions at Swiss Bank Corporation, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. 

Michael earned a Bachelors in Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Pace University as well as a Financial Planning certificate from New York University.   Michael is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and also has earned the AIF® - Accredited Investment Fiduciary® professional designation.  Michael is a frequently quoted in local as well as national media in the areas of personal finance and retirement planning. His media credits include The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, USA Today, the Newark Star Ledger, the Bergen Record, Smart Money online, and CNBC.com.

He is an active leader in his community and currently serves on both the Board for the Northeast / Mid-Atlantic (NEMA) region of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the New Jersey Metro Multiple Sclerosis Society Board of Trustees. He served as 2010 Chairman of the New Jersey Financial Planning Association and 2011-2013 Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the NJ Metro Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Michael lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey with his wife, Susan and their dogs, Frank and Zoe.