Mikiel co-founded Planning Works, Inc. in 1999, coining the tagline “Planning first, because planning works.” He was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and attended The University of Texas at Austin on an athletic scholarship and lettered in football in 1975. He graduated with a BBA in Accounting in 1976. With over 35 years of financial experience, including tax, finance, insurance and commercial real estate, Mikiel can develop advanced planning concepts for individuals and businesses. He strives to assist clients in a concise and simple manner to meet and exceed their goals.
Mikiel served as an executive board member of the American Academy of Certified Estate Planners. He has 2 adult children and one granddaughter. Mikiel and his wife, Laura, enjoy playing tennis, golf and love outdoor activities, including hiking and camping.