Our Team

Mike Busch CPA, CFP®

President and Chief Investment Officer

Upon graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in accounting, Mike continued his education by earning marks as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner.  After practicing in public accounting for 12 years, Mike founded Vogel Financial Advisors (not a CPA firm) in 2000.  Mike's areas of expertise include portfolio design, investment management, tax planning, insurance analysis, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Mike is proud to have been consistently named by his peers and recognized by D Magazine as both one of "The Best Financial Planners," as well as a "Top Wealth Manager".  He has also been recognized as a "Five Star Wealth Manager" by Texas Monthly. In 2006, he was ranked 6th in the Aggie 100 - a program which recognizes the 100 fastest-growing Aggie-led businesses in the world.

Mike is past Chair of the Dallas/Fort Worth Financial Planning Association, the City of Plano’s Retirement Security Plan Committee, and the Alumni Association of Trinity Christian Academy. Mike also served at the national level as a member of the Financial Planning Association’s Board of Directors.

Mike is frequently interviewed and has appeared in numerous media including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Journal of Financial Planning, NBC News, KLIF, Investment News, American Way Magazine, The Bureau of National Affairs, and Consumer Reports.

Outside the office, Mike and his wife Mary enjoy traveling, and serving together in their church.

Melissa Brennan, CFP®

Manager of Financial Planning

Melissa joined Vogel Financial Advisors as a financial planner in 2004 after seven years in the banking/credit union industry. In addition to retirement planning, Melissa’s areas of expertise include consumer and mortgage lending and college planning.

Melissa earned her Certified Financial Planner’s designation in 2001 and is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Texas.

Melissa has been an active member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Financial Planning Association since 1999, and has the honor of being recognized by D Magazine as one of "The Best Financial Planners in Dallas."

Outside of family activities with their two young children and rescued Shetland Sheepdog, Melissa and her husband Bob enjoy teaching pre-school Sunday school and embarking on home renovation and landscaping projects.

Laura Cordell

Financial Planner

Laura graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Finance. She was a member of the Financial Management Association, and participated as a financial analyst in the McCoy Student Managed Investment Fund program.

Laura is also an active member in the Dallas/Fort Worth Financial Planning Association and has volunteered with Junior Achievement, an organization that promotes financial literacy in public schools.

Born in Dallas and raised in the San Antonio area, Laura is glad to be back in North Texas. She and her husband, Nathan, are involved in their church, and when they aren't chasing their little one around, enjoy dining out at local establishments and listening to live music.