Landing you a Financial Services Job up to 3X faster with a Strategic Customized Plan

Helping mid to senior level professionals get the job they deserve

Landing you a Financial Services Job up to 3X faster with a Strategic Customized Plan

Helping mid to senior level professionals get the job they deserve

Stop the Search

Stop the endless search through applying online that gets you nowhere and keeps you frustrated and directionless. Instead get a customized plan that will honor your background.

It’s Not Your Resume

There is a process to applying based on skill evaluation, refining profiles and interviewing that is often overlooked. The resume is just 20% of this process. Learn to master this whole process.

Access Hidden Jobs

Access 70% of all jobs that are never posted online. Get your own informational interviews to bypass the competition and penetrate your target companies. Learn to get on the inside.

Ace Interviews!

An interview is not about just questions and answers. Create a connection through your storytelling ability with your interviewers to set the tone for your future working relationships.

About Me

As a former investment banker from Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, I bring 15+ years of Wall Street experience into play for my clients. As a career coach for financial services professionals, I am known for helping my clients land jobs faster.

My proven system yields results. When you work with me, you’ll learn to bypass the online abyss, skip the job board circus, and put your focus, energy and resources to play at top speed.

I’m committed to supporting mid to senior-level financial services professionals to gain stability, increase confidence, and land a job they love. I enable my clients to step up into a new title, to level up into a higher compensation tier, and to earn what they deserve while pursuing a long term, stable career.

When you work with me, you access my wisdom, strategy, support and guidance - directly. No middleman. I work 1:1 with all my clients.

I work with every type of financial services professional including retail and institutional bankers, analysts, technology experts, project managers, CFOs, risk professionals, portfolio managers, and many more. I cross boundaries from traditional buy-side/sell-side/PE shops to the largest FinTechs, Fortune 500, and startups. I received my BS from Wharton and my MBA from Columbia University.

My clients come from Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Cerberus, Blackstone, BlackRock, PayPal, MasterCard, Capital One, Fidelity, State Street, and a host of smaller firms.

Together, we build a strategic customized career plan. We focus on career direction, resume, LinkedIn Profile, networking, interview preparation, and so much more. I leverage my personal network, 16,000 LinkedIn 1st connections, and 10+ million LinkedIn 2nd connections to get clients access to the hidden job market.

I have walked in your shoes. I rose through the ranks of Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse with a salary in the top 5%. When I was laid off due to a severe recession in 2007, I was devastated. I picked myself up, transformed my anxiety and anger into action, and landed a new position quickly. From that point on, I dedicated my life to make sure that no high performing professionals would be left as I was - without support, without a plan, and without an identity.

You are more than your resume. You are more than your experience - leverage both to level up.

About Me

As a former investment banker from Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, I bring 15+ years of Wall Street experience into play for my clients. As a career coach for financial services professionals, I am known for helping my clients land jobs faster.

My proven system yields results. When you work with me, you’ll learn to bypass the online abyss, skip the job board circus, and put your focus, energy and resources to play at top speed.

I’m committed to supporting mid to senior-level financial services professionals to gain stability, increase confidence, and land a job they love. I enable my clients to step up into a new title, to level up into a higher compensation tier, and to earn what they deserve while pursuing a long term, stable career.

When you work with me, you access my wisdom, strategy, support and guidance - directly. No middleman. I work 1:1 with all my clients.

I work with every type of financial services professional including retail and institutional bankers, analysts, technology experts, project managers, CFOs, risk professionals, portfolio managers, and many more. I cross boundaries from traditional buy-side/sell-side/PE shops to the largest FinTechs, Fortune 500, and startups. I received my BS from Wharton and my MBA from Columbia University.

My clients come from Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Cerberus, Blackstone, BlackRock, PayPal, MasterCard, Capital One, Fidelity, State Street, and a host of smaller firms.

Together, we build a strategic customized career plan. We focus on career direction, resume, LinkedIn Profile, networking, interview preparation, and so much more. I leverage my personal network, 16,000 LinkedIn 1st connections, and 10+ million LinkedIn 2nd connections to get clients access to the hidden job market.

I have walked in your shoes. I rose through the ranks of Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse with a salary in the top 5%. When I was laid off due to a severe recession in 2007, I was devastated. I picked myself up, transformed my anxiety and anger into action, and landed a new position quickly. From that point on, I dedicated my life to make sure that no high performing professionals would be left as I was - without support, without a plan, and without an identity.

You are more than your resume. You are more than your experience - leverage both to level up.

Customized Plan

Feeling secure about your job search is all about having a concrete and actionable plan. I will provide you with the clarity on your career direction based on my expertise of having led hundreds of clients into well-fitting, long-lasting careers. I will also design a customized 5 to 7 step plan based on your unique skills, target industry, previous experience and future goals and be with you every step of the way as you turn this plan into success.

Process of Application

Once you get into the right direction and have a plan in place, we will then work on the process of application. This involves crafting your resume specific to your career direction, rather than pumping it up with keywords, so that it immediately clicks with your target employer and at the same time reflects who you truly are (and makes you feel proud about it!). Secondly, I will optimize your LinkedIn profile to make it come alive and be easily searchable for your target organizations.

Interviews – Informational and Formal

My unique expertise lies in helping you land informational interviews based on my extensive network of high-level contacts across organizations so that you gain a key advocate on the inside. I also not only help you prepare for these informational interviews but also for formal interviews so that you develop the skill to connect with each of your interviewers in an atmosphere of dialogue and engagement based on your personal history.

My Clients

My Clients

Marc Lavine

I was looking to quickly get back to a top named Wall Street Bank. After working with Michael, I am now a Director at MUFG Securities.

Mike was extremely helpful in aiding me to think strategically about my career options. He has a great mind that helped me see the big picture then zoom in on tangible possibilities. He is also part of the select group of coaches from the Columbia Career Coaches Network; he is blessed by Columbia University.

Terri Harris

Michael is a master at interview preparation and helped me pivot from SunTrust to Navy Federal Credit Union with more responsibility.

He showed me how to customize my answers to typical and non-typical questions given the company personnel with whom I was speaking. He taught me that some interview questions have hidden questions. He taught me appropriate answers. He pumped me up and showed me how to dialogue with the interviewer.

Marshall Burroughs

Within 2 months of working with Mike, I moved from Wall Street to Salesforce. If you need to pivot, he is your guy.

I was a very successful sales trader for 20 years. However, the landscape of Wall Street had changed, and my next move was probably not going to be the same role since fewer and fewer exist. Mike and I worked on identifying all the different types of possible jobs and industries I would fit.

Hiten Rawal

Mike helped me get to the greatest company in the world, Amazon (AWS)! Mike helps you figure out your career direction so you save time.

I knew I wanted to network with professionals that had certain technical certifications. Speaking to these professionals at the right firms would help inform my job search. Mike arranged coffee chats. Mike saves you time, a commodity sometimes more valuable than money.

Some of My Latest Blog Posts

Another Client Success Story: Move for More Money

Another Client Success Story: Move for More Money

Ever feel like your company does not pay you what you deserve?  Are you being taken advantage of for your skills, talents and client relationships? With politics and corporate games, sometimes the only way to earn more and grow is to leave.  Key is to leave for an...

Landing you a Financial Services Job up to 3X faster with a Strategic Customized Plan

Helping mid to senior level professionals get the job they deserve

Landing you a Financial Services Job up to 3X faster with a Strategic Customized Plan

Helping mid to senior level professionals get the job they deserve