Meet Patrick Nosal, a Financial Advisor/Relationship Manager at Pinnacle Financial Advisors’ Tempe office. When he’s not helping our team implement financial plans, you may find him golfing, watching hockey or exploring a new destination. Read on to learn more about Patrick.
What drew you to work in finance?
Personal investing and financial planning can be overwhelming and complicated for most people – especially if they have a family and full-time job. By taking this off their plates, I help clients breathe a little easier and focus on more important things.
What do you like most about working at Pinnacle Financial Advisors?
It’s like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get!
What was your dream job when you were 10 years old?
Play hockey in the NHL.
If you could travel to any destination, where would you go and why?
This may be controversial, but I would go to Russia. I watched some Netflix documentaries and find the history there very interesting.
If you could invite one public figure (living or dead) to dinner, who would it be? What would ask them?
Probably Freddie Mercury or Avicii. I would ask about how they thought of songs – it’s easy to listen to a great song, but someone had to think of it and write it down.
What is your favorite destination in the United States?
New Orleans. I’ve been there twice this year. I love the people down there and the history.
Where did you grow up, and how has that impacted you today?
I grew up in Rhode Island. As a child, I would regularly get up very early in the morning for hockey practice, which has made me a morning person who has a high tolerance for the cold.
What is your favorite book?
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. David Goggins is a former Navy Seal turned ultra-marathon athlete. His book focuses on conditioning your mind to overcome any obstacle in your life. When you think it’s time to quit because you are tired, you are really only at 40% of your potential.
If you didn’t have to work, how would you fill your days?
Playing golf. I enjoy golf because it is a never-ending pursuit of perfection and a great mental test. I have been playing since I was 13 years old.
What is your favorite sport (either to watch or to participate in)?
Golf for both!
What was your first job?
I was a cashier at CVS.