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Are you ready for some thoughtful discussions about how to meet and exceed the rigors of today's retirement industry? Join host Tom Lamendola, Chief Marketing Officer for Financial Independence Group, for a deep dive into the demands of today's retirement industry.

Each episode, Tom will lead a thoughtful discussion with leaders in the financial arena to create a unique show that's designed to serve both financial professionals and everyday investors.

Financial Independence Group (FIG) has been a leader in the financial services space for more than 40 years. Tom Lamendola joined FIG in 2017 and has been responsible for growing high performing teams and challenge organizations to reach their potential for more than 15 years.

Questions for Tom? Want to be a guest? Inquire at or by calling 800-527-1155.

Apr 12, 2024

Ever wondered what it's like to be on the front lines of the financial services industry as an intern? We’ve got just the conversation for you this week! We are joined by Graham Wald and Paul Matanovic, our 2024 FIG spring interns in today’s episode.

Tune in as we discuss their backgrounds, experiences, and takeaways from their internship here at FIG. From hands-on learning to relationship building, Graham and Paul have gained valuable insights into various aspects of the industry, from product knowledge to communication and networking skills. Stay tuned for a unique glimpse into the importance of internships and early talent development in shaping the future of the financial services industry.


Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

  • Graham and Paul’s backgrounds + what led them to the financial services industry
  • The importance of early talent strategy and internships in the financial industry
  • Paul and Graham’s key learnings from this internship experience at FIG
  • Staying open-minded, continuously networking, and embracing learning opportunities throughout your career


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