Michael originally joined the firm as a financial advisor in 1995. Prior to joining Raymond James, he was the Chief Auditor for Fuji Bank & Trust in New York. In addition he held various officer audit and compliance positions with Chase Manhattan Bank. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and finance from Long Island University-C.W. Post College and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is active in the community and participates in several charitable organizations. Over the years he has been involved with the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Better Living for Seniors, Clearwater Breakfast Club and the S.P.C.A.. Michael has appeared on the local ABC affiliate discussing the stock market.