Michael began his career in the financial services industry in 1998 at an investment banking company, Oscar Gruss & Son. He went on to become an independent financial advisor through his association with Raymond James in 2002. In 2004, he founded his office in Garden City, New York and in 2016, he formed a partnership with Ken Gursky and became co- President of North Shore Wealth Partners. Michael has been based in Garden City since 2004 when he founded the office he is currently in.
Michael's firm belief is that every investment begins with a plan. When working with clients, he begins by understanding the client's expectations and establishing goals prior to determining the next steps toward saving and investing, allowing the client the best possible chance of meeting their objective. He believes client needs should drive investment decisions rather than market opinions or current events. In keeping with this philosophy, he holds the Wealth Management Specialist (WMS) designation.
In Michael's spare time, he enjoys boating with his wife and two daughters on the Long Island Sound. He is also an avid car enthusiast. He is a graduate of the BMW Instructor Training School and has instructed with the Ferrari Club Of America and BMW Car Club of America, among several other sports car clubs and organizations.
Most of all, Michael loves spending time with his wife, Denise, and two children, Emma and Lily. The Sussman family resides in Sea Cliff, New York.