Our Firm

Mike Kandravi


Mike has devoted his career to helping individuals and families reach their financial dreams. As the President of Explore Financial Group, he serves as the head of the company while also working directly with clients. Mike began his financial services career in 1999 and has been serving the Philadelphia and  surrounding area as well as several other states ever since. He has been recognized by top companies for excellence in sales with prestigious awards.

Mike is a former Board of Director with The Philadelphia Vicinity YMCA and is a mentor in the Young Entrepreneur Association. 

As a graduate of West Chester University, Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Mike is married and he and his wife of more than 25 years have four children. 

Jim McDermott


Jim is new to the financial industry but has been working diligently on how to guide clients through financial strategies and help them achieve their goals.

A graduate from William Tennent High School in 1990, Jim started his career in the electronics industry and became successful by climbing the corporate ladder to a sales and finance role within his company where he increased cash flow and profitability of the company.

Jim left this company after 22 years to pursue a career in the financial services industry. He has made it his passion to improve the lives of his clients by building relationships that go beyond their financial needs. He looks out for his clients' financially, while also caring for them as individuals so they can have the reassurance that they have made thoughtful financial choices. Along with these principles, Jim also has personal motivation in striving to help improve the financial lives of others.

Jim enjoys playing golf and bowling in his spare time.


Rob Uff



Rob first began working in the financial services industry in 2013 while also maintaining a career in talent acquisition. Rob has worked with multiple large biotech and pharmaceutical companies,  and this background has earned him the skill of asking questions, really listening and uncovering what client needs exist. Now, he's taking those talents and using them to help individuals and families reach their financial and retirement goals while also ensuring they are protected.


Shane Kandravi


Shane is a newcomer to the financial industry and is eager to learn. With a background in customer service and a propensity for helping others, he is ready to be in a position to assist clients in achieving their goals. From being financially prepared for anything that life may throw at them, informed about their opportunities for growth and protection, and not running out of money during retirement, Shane is there to assist. Working directly with his father, he will be learning from someone who has 20+ years of experience in the field.