A former partner in Renaissance Financial and cofounder of the benefits department, Michael has over 30 years of experience providing personal financial management services to individuals and business owners. He uses this expertise to create customized solutions for people with diverse and varied financial goals. Michael also specializes in assisting foundations manage their funds and strategies to help ensure they are on the correct path to reaching their goals, as well as optimize the outcomes of their philanthropic investments.
During his time in California, Michael was the founder and CEO of a financial planning and wealth management firm and was the publisher of a regional small business magazine. In addition to his own business, Michael was the co-founder of a national Impact Investing consultancy serving public, private and community foundations.
Michael grew up in the University City area of St. Louis, and after living in California, is glad to call University City home once again. Passionate about giving back to the community around him, Michael focuses on volunteering his time and energy to local charities. An advocate of trying new things, Michael learned how to downhill ski when he was 39 and how to sail in the ocean, surf, and snowboard in his 40s. Michael also enjoys sports, and previously coached his son’s soccer, basketball, and flag football teams. He believes that well coached youth sports teams enrich the lives of young people.
Michael Meara is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc.