Who We Are

The Genesis Group was founded in 2002 by partners Michael King and Jonathan Pagano. They met in 2000 and became friends and associates while working at Waddell & Reed in Nashville TN. They soon recognized that the best way to service the families they were working with was to move away from the commission and sales environment and into a trusted advisor role with their clients. So in 2002 they formed The Genesis Group and originally kept their branch office in Lebanon TN. In 2003 they relocated to their current address in Brentwood TN. That's their story and they're sticking to it! Now here are the bios.


Michael King is a Registered Principal with a bachelor's degree and holds the series 6, 7, 63, 65, 53, 99 and 24 licenses as well as the TN state insurance license in life and health. He has over 20 years experience as a Financial Advisor.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Brentwood TN.  Michael and his wife Tina currently live in Franklin, TN.


Jonathan Pagano is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative with a bachelor's degree in business. He holds the series 6, 7, and 63 licenses as well as the TN state insurance license for life and Health. He has over 14 years experience in asset management and financial planning. He has 3 boys Zachary, Gabriel and Evan. They currently live in Bellevue, TN. 

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Registered Representative, Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC, Investment Advisor Representative, Cambridge Investment Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. The Genesis Group and Cambridge are not affiliated.