“I love analysis and problem-solving, but perhaps even more, I gain tremendous satisfaction in serving. Each day offers opportunities to serve clients—drilling down deep into what’s important to them, finding the right solutions for them, and celebrating when they succeed. There are strong bonds of trust and mutual respect between us. I’m grateful for the relationships we have with our clients.”
Michael Clark founded Aspect Wealth Management in 1997 after a ten-year career with Salomon Smith Barney. Today he serves as Managing Partner, overseeing the firm’s growth, strategy, and client relationships. Previously he served as an economic analyst and management advisor for the U.S. government and private industry. He also spent seven years as an Economics and Finance faculty member for the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Michael is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Management. He was nominated to receive a Fulbright Scholarship, and went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) professional designation after completing the Wharton School of Business Investment Management Analyst program. Michael also holds a Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) certification from the International Foundation of Retirement Education® and is a Registered Principal with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.
Bilingual in Spanish, Michael enjoys traveling with his family; together they have participated in numerous mission trips to Peru and Mexico. He is an avid fisherman, loves bird hunting and golf, and is a wine enthusiast. Michael is active or has served in a variety of professional and charitable organizations including:
- Chairman of the Board, Lumerit Education
- Chairman of the Board, Spirit of Elijah Ministries
- International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
- Investment Management Consultants Association
- American Heart Association Board of Directors
- Southwest Foundation Founder’s Council
- Founding member, Alamo Executives Association