Michael Slabic, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
Wealth Management Advisor

Stadia Wealth Management

The SWM Team

We are committed to excellence in service for our clients. The SWM team is professional and courteous and always here for you.

Michael Slabic

Michael Slabic, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Wealth Management Advisor
Office 281-583-4335

Mike entered the financial planning industry in 1996 after earning a BBA from Texas A&M University. He joined Northwestern Mutual - Houston that year and began focusing his efforts on helping clients with insurance and investment planning.

Over the years, the practice has evolved to include full-service financial planning for the emerging affluent, those who are retired as well as high-income earners. His team of five are professionals dedicated to the financial success of their clients and friends.

Mike is most proud of his family. He is married to Cristina and they have three wonderful children - Sophia (in the Honors Engineering Program at Texas A&M University), Michael (a high school football player and sprinter on the track team) and Alex (a middle school cheerleader).

In his spare time, Mike enjoys golf, working out, history and anything Seinfeld!

Notable Achievements:

  • United States Marine Corps 1990-1998
  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1996
  • Series 7, 6, 63, 65 exams
  • Chartered Life Underwriter
  • Chartered Financial Consultant
  • Board of Directors, Cypress Christian School, 2009-2015, 2018-present
Rachel L Arp

Rachel L Arp, CFP®, RICP®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 281-583-4339

Rachel joined Northwestern Mutual in 2008 and has been a part of the Stadia Wealth Management team since 2012. She serves as Associate Wealth Management Advisor and is in charge of all investment operations. In her spare time, Rachel bakes award-winning cakes and enjoys spending time with her family.

How can Rachel help you?

  • Establish and review new investment accounts
  • Assist with account transfers
  • Onboard clients to the client website and asset aggregation
  • Service existing investment accounts

Notable Achievements

  • Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 Investment Licenses
  • Texas Group 1 Life and Health License
  • Texas State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2006
Joseph Solano

Joseph Solano

Director of Investment Operations and Services
Office 713-266-0775
Joyce Pineda

Joyce Pineda

Associate Financial Representative
Mobile 281-881-7975
Karla McGriff

Karla McGriff

Director of Insurance Operations and Services

Karla McGriff has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2012 and joined Stadia Wealth Management in 2019. She serves as Director of Insurance Operations and Services. In this role, Karla oversees all aspects of risk management products for our clients. Karla is the proud momma of Hayden and, in her spare time, she enjoys golf, CrossFit and watching her son play college baseball.

How can Karla help you?

  • Onboarding and new application completion
  • New business processing
  • Assist in completing underwriting for risk management products
  • ISA and billing questions
  • Beneficiary changes
  • Address changes
  • Northwestern Mutual client website questions

Notable Achievement

  • Texas Group 1 Life and Health License
Sherry L. Smith

Sherry L. Smith

Director of Marketing and Communications
Office 281-583-4335

Sherry joined Northwestern Mutual and the Stadia Wealth Management Team in 2018. As Director of Marketing and Communications, Sherry is responsible for client communication and meeting coordination. She also leads our client appreciation efforts and charitable event management.

Outside the office, Sherry spends her time supporting the many activities of her four awesome kids. Sherry enjoys volunteering in the community, as well as hiking and camping with her family.

How can Sherry help you?

  • Scheduling meetings
  • Answer questions about client care and appreciation 
  • Answer questions about SWM's charitable giving and community involvement 
  • Answer questions about upcoming marketing events
Cristina Borja Slabic

Cristina Borja Slabic

Director of Strategic Development

Cristina has been a part of Michael's team since 1996 and officially joined Stadia Wealth Management in 2018.  She serves the team as a process expert and strategic consultant.  Away from the office, Cristina volunteers at her church and the kids' school and works as a time management and productivity consultant.  She enjoys reading and travel, and more recently is discovering the joy of cooking.

Notable Achievements:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1996
  • Publication: “The Role of Advanced Technology in Facilitating Transit Use for Tourists” Compendium of Graduate Student Papers on Advanced Surface Transportation Systems.  August 1997

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