Meet your financial specialists.
Michael Garrison, CFA®, CFP®
Director of Investments & Wealth Advisor
For nearly 20 years, Mike has combined his love for helping people with a passion for investing to provide clients with comprehensive and actionable financial guidance.
A believer in continual education and professional development, Mike obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certificate in 2007 and became a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder in 2011. Today, he blends both skillsets — financial planning and investment analysis — to support the dynamic financial lives of his clients. In doing so, he views the financial plan as the proverbial roadmap which guides the path forward, while the investments are the engine that moves people towards their goals.
Prior to joining Strategic Wealth Partners, Mike was a Director at BMO Family Office where he developed portfolios for ultra-high-net-worth clients that were tailored to their unique investment objectives. Before BMO Family Office, he was a Senior Investment Consultant at Morningstar and a Portfolio Manager at Chicago Wealth Management.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. When not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, playing paddle tennis and learning golf, and exploring the restaurants that make up the Chicago landscape.
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BS in Finance, Indiana University
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Chartered Financial Analyst®