As Per Stirling’s Senior Recruiting Manager, Michael’s role is to identify and recruit new talent to join the Per Stirling Capital Management team. He is particularly focused on finding experienced, successful financial professionals who will contribute to and benefit from Per Stirling’s tremendous infrastructure, reputation and uncompromising client-first approach to financial and investment advice.
Prior to joining Per Stirling, Michael spent nearly two decades in the financial services industry, which included stints with one of the world’s largest financial services institutions, as well as founding his own Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).
Knowing the professional dissonance that working for a huge financial institution can create motivates Michael to find advisors looking for the best way out of those sales-driven cultures and contracts. Similarly, recalling the challenges and distractions that accompanied starting his own RIA from scratch compels Michael to offer entrepreneurial advisors a more efficient means to serve their clients, hone their skills and grow their practices.
Michael graduated with honors from The University of Oklahoma in 1994. He has been married to Blair Burton, one of Austin’s most accomplished Interior Decorators, for over 20 years. Together, they have two beautiful children.
When Michael is not searching high and low for the best and brightest additions to the Per Stirling Team, you will likely find him training for his next triathlon, coaching youth football or crafting the next gourmet meal for his family and friends.