Our Management Team

Rory J. Zipper

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

As Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Rory specializes in helping people perform at their best. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Rory empowers clients to take charge of their financial future. After working for a variety of firms, he recognized a growing need for truly tailored client strategies and partnered with Michael Eisner to establish Zipper Eisner Associates. As a planner and coach, Rory utilizes his coaching and sports management background to help clients realize their full financial potential. In addition to developing the next generation of financial planners, Rory is driven to evolve the financial services industry into a more client-centric and innovative industry.

A graduate of Seton Hall University, Rory earned his BSB in Sports Management with minors in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. While attending New York Law School, Rory entered the financial services industry as a Financial Advisor with AXA Advisors in Manhattan. After his promotion to Vice President in 2005, Rory transferred to the Long Island branch where he would enrich his expertise in Estate Planning and Protection Strategies. In 2012, Rory accepted a Managing Director position with Sentinel Solutions in New York City, and was quickly appointed Principal Director of Sound Wealth Financial Group in January of 2015 where he won the “New Agency of the Year” Award. Throughout his financial representative and wealth management career, Rory has received numerous industry awards and honors for his dedication to client and advisor success.

Actively involved in his community, Rory is a member of multiple organizations and currently serves on the board of his home owners association. Outside of the office, Rory enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, and their two children, Logan and Chloe.

Michael Eisner

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

As Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Zipper Eisner Associates, Michael Eisner strives to help clients secure their financial independence. With an affinity for money management and personal financial planning, Michael dedicates his business acumen to providing individuals, families and small businesses with customized wealth building and asset protection strategies. A fixture of the financial services industry for over twenty years, Michael brings his extensive experience and exposure to a variety of financial markets to building lasting and fruitful relationships with his clients.

Following the University of Michigan and Fordham University School of Law, Michael began his career on Wall Street as an equities trader. Early in his trading career, Michael was asked to join the management team at a leading firm, where he quickly ascended to the role of Senior Vice President. During his tenure at the firm, he was involved with the recruiting, training and management operations while helping expand the firm from several dozen traders to well over 300. In 2005, he gravitated towards a more comprehensive and personal approach to financial planning. As a Partner at Gutmann-Eisner Associates, Michael aligned himself with a group of insurance and investment specialists and established his relationship with Rory Zipper, laying the groundwork for what ZEA would become. 

In addition to his management experience, Michael has qualified for the President’s Citation Award recognizing the top Managing Directors at The Guardian and he has also received numerous Centurion Awards from AXA.Michael and his family live on Long Island where they enjoy sports, travel, cooking and philanthropy. He and his family are actively involved in their communities, assisting the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), Long Island Cares (The Harry Chapin Food Bank), People to People (Rockland Food Bank), Island Harvest, and The University of Michigan LSA Honors Program.