Our Team Member
Michael is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the finance and commercial real estate lending industry. In his most recent tenure as Managing Director, Calgary Real Estate Group at ATB Financial, Michael successfully led a team of eight directors who managed a lending portfolio of $4.5B, generating annual revenues over $80M. In 2012, Michael obtained his MBA at Queen's University Smith School of Business, in tandem with receiving ATB's President’s League award where he was recognized as one of the top 1% of employees at the firm. Additionally, in 2016, Michael became one of the youngest individuals within the Corporate Financial Services division to be promoted to Managing Director—a direct result of his outstanding sales growth.
Within his role at KV, Michael leads the commercial real estate finance portfolio in Calgary by providing strategic expertise to arrange creative lending solutions developing new and existing borrower and lender relationships, originating and managing a growing debt book, and assembling and managing a high-performance local origination team. Michael is committed to building trust and respect with his team, stakeholders, and the wider Albertan community.
Further to his lending expertise, Michael values giving back to his community and currently serves as a board member of HomeSpace Society— a charity that builds, maintains, and manages affordable housing for vulnerable Calgarians —while also contributing to their Audit & Risk Committee. In addition, he is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Ping Pong for a Purpose Calgary, an annual charity ping pong tournament that has raised $135,000 for the Calgary Food Bank in its first five years.
When Michael’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his young family and has a keen interest in golf, hockey, and skiing.