After beginning his career with a national investment firm, he co-founded an independent firm in 2002 and then later founding Galene Financial. Michael has been chosen for the Reader's Choice Award, conducted by the Fort Bend Sun, as the Best Financial Advisor in Fort Bend County multiple times. The Houston Business Journal awarded Michael as one the 2009 inaugural recipients of the 40 Under 40 award. In Texas Monthly magazine, Michael was recently awarded as a Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Prior to 2012, award was based on client satisfaction. Respondents evaluated criteria such as customer service, expertise, value for fee charge and overall satisfaction. The overall score is based on an average of all respondents and may not be representative of any one client's experience. Michael was appointed to the Fort Bend County Investment Advisory Committee and served as Vice Chairman of the Stafford Economic Development Corporation.
Michael has been very active in the community, holding political office in Stafford, serving as a Divisional Vice Chairman on the Fort Bend Chamber, and the Greater Fort Bend Board of Directors. He is a life member of the National Eagle Scouts Association, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and Houston Alumni Organization.
Securities registrations held with LPL Financial:
Securities: Series 7, 63, 24
BS, University of Houston
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
Houston Alumni Association
National Eagle Scouts Association