Senior Vice President and Branch Manager
Area of Expertise: Introduction to Design Thinking, Your Customers - Their Journey, To Market - The New Business Plan, The Design Thinking Organization
Michael has been serving clients in the financial services industry since 1994. A former lending specialist, he places great emphasis on adapting his expertise to clients' widely varying financial goals and objectives. In addition to overseeing the Community Bank & Wealth Management Group, he plays an integral part in managing retail and institutional clients. An authority on Community Banks, Michael is an active public speaker and has been quoted by numerous publications on the topic.
Prior to joining D.A. Davidson & Co. (formerly known as Crowell, Weedon, & Co.), Michael was a Senior Vice President and Branch Manager at Stone & Youngberg. He has also served in corporate executive roles with The Seidler Companies and was an active member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Advisory Council. He began his career with the firm, Sutro & Company.
Michael lives in Big Bear Lake, CA with his wife, Nicole, and their four children. He is very active in numerous community organizations. His various involvements include DOVES of Big Bear Valley (a domestic violence organization), he is an Elder at Bear Valley Church, Steven G. Mihaylo Education Foundation and he participates in various support roles for other service organizations. He has been honored by Rotary International for his contributions to the community by receiving the prestigious Eagle of Excellence award.