Michael J. Giesing was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois. After high school, he attended Quincy College where he earned a Bachelors’ degree in Accounting. While attending college, Mike was accepted into the accounting internship program offered by Harris Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company. After college he accepted a permanent position as a Financial Analyst at Harris where he worked over the course of 7 years. After leaving Harris, Mike took a position as assistant Credit Manager with Broadcast Electronics. Mr. Giesing joined Heartland Financial Advisors in 1992. Mike and his wife Kelly have been married 25 years and have two children. Hobbies and interests included backpacking, scuba diving, tennis and traveling. He also volunteers his time helping with a local Boy Scout troop as well as Vacation Bible School.