Michael Kirby joined Raymond James in 2012 to focus on USDA-related banking activities throughout the nation. Most recently, he spent more than five years with ArborOne Farm Credit, a lender and member association of the national Farm Credit System, where he served as an assistant vice president and corporate relationship manager in the rural bond investment division. During his tenure at ArborOne, Michael facilitated the development and growth of the bond investment portfolio, which included originating projects for construction and permanent financing of rural hospitals and healthcare facilities, public education and public charter school facilities, and various renewable energy projects throughout the United States. Throughout his time at ArborOne, Michael’s group was recognized as the nation’s leader in loan volume for USDA guaranteed lending.
Prior to ArborOne, he spent many years in the commercial real estate brokerage and development industry, where he was a partner of a regional commercial real estate firm in eastern South Carolina.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Francis Marion University. He and his wife, Charlene, have three beautiful children, Gavin, Grier and Ella Gretchen.