Michael has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, leading large franchises primarily in the global equities division. He recently retired from his role as managing director at Credit Suisse in New York, where he was responsible for global equities, global equity research, and sat on the global markets management team. Michael is currently an active investor in projects and funds domestically and internationally.
Previously, Michael was a group managing director at UBS in Zurich, Switzerland, where he ran global investment products and services and sat on the wealth management executive committee. From 2011-2014, he was global head of equities for the UBS Investment Bank, based in New York.
Michael began his career in financial services in 1992 at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, where he worked in various capacities, ultimately heading the equity trading division. In 2002, he moved to Merrill Lynch in New York, and subsequently Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served in a variety of roles, including global head of cash equities, global head of electronic execution, and global head of portfolio and automated trading. Prior to moving to UBS Investment Bank, Michael was in London as co-head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s global equities division, co-head of European Markets and a member of the investment bank management committee.
Michael has served on a variety of boards in the securities exchange and financial technology spaces and was a member of the board of directors of the Global Financial Markets Association. He also serves on the advisory board of UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Research in Financial Mathematics and Statistics and the Economics Advisory Board. Michael is a member of the Gold Circle Society and was elected a trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation in 2014.
Michael was born and raised in California and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Business Economics and English.