Mike received a B.S. in political science and M.B.A. from Indiana University.
Mike is actively involved in several industry organizations, including the Financial Planning Association, Investment Management Education Alliance, Investment Company Institute, and Money Management Institute. He also serves on the board for America SCORES Chicago.
Before co-founding AFA in 2020, Mike was a Principal at William Blair & Company, where he was head of the William Blair Advisor Solutions Group. In this role, Mike was responsible for all sales and marketing functions related to the distribution of William Blair’s investment products to financial advisors and third-party platforms.
Before joining William Blair in 1999 to focus on the external distribution of the William Blair funds, Mike was a vice president at First Chicago Bank and Aon Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of mutual fund and insurance product sales platforms.
Mike started his career as an investment officer with Robert W. Baird and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.