Michael Forster

Senior Business Development Associate
Financial Advisors


Michael has been working in the financial institutions space for the past decade, and can attest to the unique opportunities available, including referrals from the retail side of a bank or credit union.

He began his career in the financial service industry working with clients directly as a financial advisor from 2003 to 2009 at various firms. In 2010, Michael joined LPL’s business development team, where he recruited roughly 40-50 advisors a year into LPL’s bank and credit unions. From there, Michael moved to Securities America in 2018, where he consulted with other financial institutions on how to grow their investment programs, which is something he enjoys tremendously.

Michael brought his passion for consulting to the Financial Institutions Division at Raymond James when he joined in January 2020 as a senior business development consultant. Part of his role, based in Texas, is leveraging the resources and capabilities of Raymond James to help Raymond James-affiliated financial institutions attract top advisors in their respective marketplaces.

When he is not busy consulting, Michael enjoys gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his wife, Leslie, and their young daughter, Eloise.