Michael J. Lay, CFP®

Michael J. Lay, CFP®

Managing Director | Chief Compliance Officer

Michael has been a member of Executive Wealth Management since 2006 and earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation in 2011. His breadth of industry experience covers several roles within Executive Wealth Management, including managing his own advisory relationships.


In April 2015, Michael transitioned from Private Wealth Advisor to Chief Operating Officer, overseeing corporate strategy and business development, human capital, and day-to-day operational activities. He currently serves as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer and, beginning in January of 2023, took over as Managing Director. His experience as a Private Wealth Advisor gives him the unique ability to help position the company for growth while always putting client interests first and thoroughly understanding every step of the client experience. Michael has a passion that aligns with the firm’s core values of trust, community, and compassion.


In addition to his duties with EWM, he is active in the community and serves as a voluntary board member for Work Skills Foundation and for the Community Foundation of Livingston County. He also serves with his wife, Keri as the co-directors of Engage Community Organization (ECO), a faith-based ministry organization designed to build up business and community efforts in his hometown of Fenton.


Michael is also a father of two wonderful children, and he and his wife have opened their home to several youths and young adults from both local and international organizations. He enjoys being active, working out, engaging in sports of all kinds, and cheering on his alma mater, the University of Michigan.


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