Meet Michael

Michael Hunter, MBA, AWMA
Director of Client Relations

From delighting our clients with Foolishness, to navigating the inevitable bumps in the road, my mission is to make you a Fool for life. As an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor with over a decade in the industry, I joined the Motley Fool Wealth Management team to continue improving clients’ lives with a grounded, principled approach.

A little bit more about Michael...

In 2011, I graduated from the University of South Carolina with bachelor’s degrees in global supply chain management and marketing. I first entered the financial planning industry with a national brokerage house through one of the top training programs at the time.

After learning the ropes, I made the leap to a new and blossoming part of the industry – combining the personal touch of a dedicated financial planner with technology-enabled financial data. I helped grow a startup wealth management company into a billion-dollar acquisition, and simultaneously earned my MBA at University of Colorado Boulder. 

The most important lesson I learned about money growing up was from my dad – he taught me to save regularly, and that you shouldn't wait for the perfect time to invest (because there will never be one). Too often I see people make the mistake of changing their investing strategy in order to chase the market. By the time you start to panic about a stock’s performance, the risk of “timing the market” could be costly, and that’s why I want to offer people the chance to rest easier at night with Fool Wealth’s buy-and-hold philosophy.

Get to know Michael...

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What do you like to do in your spare time?

For the last few years, I have spent most of my free time training for Ironman races with my wife. That means lots of hours running, biking, and swimming every week.

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What is something most people don't know about you?

After college I took a year off and rode a bicycle around the country, climbing the highest point in each state along the way. I took on this challenge for charity and was able to raise over $10k to help at-risk youth enjoy the wilderness.

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What are your dream retirement goals?

My biggest goal for retirement is to travel the world with my wife – going on adventures together and participating in a variety of endurance races. Did you know you can race in a marathon held at the South Pole each year?!

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