Michael Crowder is a Georgia native who began his career in the financial business in 1993 when he moved to Dallas TX, eventually Boston MA, and ultimately back to his home state of Georgia.
A combat veteran (Desert Storm and Desert Shield), he worked his way through college in the US Air Force Reserves. At the conclusion of those military campaigns, Michael completed his undergraduate degree in Finance from Kennesaw State University, where he would later return to obtain his MBA through their executive program.
Having held senior positions at some of the biggest names in the business, his most memorable experience was his participation in creating one of the first web-based, financial planning applications at Fidelity Investments. Yes, he was the person moving the mouse in the Peter Lynch commercials.
Michael spent several years at Merrill Lynch during which he traveled to all 50 states conducting financial seminars based on modern portfolio theory. Michael presented to well over 100,000 people during his tenure at Merrill. Later Michael devised innovative outreach for advisors at E*TRADE following corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Michael is a Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Professional and is a great resource for those conducting due diligence. Michael is also astute in numerous methods transaction participants might utilize to reinvest and shelter their proceeds. Michael is keenly aware of the stress involved with selling a family business or holding a large amount of restricted shares when a company is reorganizing. As such, Michael can be that objective third party to help keep you on point during this stressful time.
Michael likes to say it was his never-ending curiosity that landed him at SouthPark Capital. Michael feels the unique combination of Endowment Model investment theory and powerful Tax Mitigation tools give him a unique, custom wealth offering larger firms simply can’t replicate.
Michael has a wife, daughter and two golden retrievers. He is an avid skeet/sporting clays shooter, habitual bad golfer and many say he cooks one of the best steaks around. Working with Michael is like working with a family member or best friend. There is no doubt he has your best interests at heart.