Michael is the President and Founder of Career Navigator usa and also serves as a Senior Executive Career Transition consultant for Partners International. He has extensive senior level experience coaching and mentoring diverse executives and business professionals in pursuit of high professional achievement and career success. His wealth of business and performance building expertise makes him uniquely qualified to collaborate with candidates of every level, including senior level and C-Suite executives, investment bankers, traders, compliance and operations professionals.
His career spans 30 years of executive leadership and he is recognized for his exceptional ability to connect with and navigate change for individuals and organizations. He is fluent in capital markets, market structure and associated regulatory issues and is highly regarded for a career highlighted by service, accountability and delivering superior outcomes.
As a career coach and transition specialist, Michael works with organizations and business professionals to enhance performance and guide development needs. He contributes a rare blend of extraordinary business acumen and highly developed engagement skills that demystify the challenges associated with career and organizational transition.
Michael served as Senior Vice President in the New York Stock Exchange’s Trading Floor Operations Division where he was selected by the CEO to advance and preserve the New York Stock Exchange equities market model during a time of unprecedented change. As chief liaison and client advocate, Michael managed a team responsible for providing support, education and oversight on all aspects of the physical Trading Floor model including; strategic planning, innovation and product development, training, education, technology and associated regulatory and compliance aspects.
Michael also served as Managing Director for a large independent trading firm overseeing operations on the NYSE trading floor and serving on the Management Advisory Board. He was also the founder and Managing Member of a Chicago Stock Exchange member based electronic trading firm where he served as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.
Michael first became a member of the NYSE in 1983 as the Senior Floor Partner for the investment bank Hambrecht & Quist Inc. He is the past elected President of the 800 member Organization of Independent NYSE Floor Brokers and was appointed Senior Staff Governor by the NYSE Board of Directors.
Michael was featured in the Wall Street Journal on-line article “Trading Pioneers” and throughout his career has often provided commentary and insight on market and career related topics to media, academia and both industry and non-industry audiences.
He is an affiliate of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School and a member of the NYC chapter of the International Coaching Federation. He attended and earned numerous Certifications from the NY Institute of Finance and has served as a subject matter expert to the London School of Economics and Georgetown University.