Michael S. Dearden, ATP®

Senior Managing Director, Private Client Group

Michael has been working in the wealth advisory industry since 1994, and joined Clearstead in 1995.  With a long history of serving ultra-affluent clients across the United States, Michael oversees some of Clearstead’s largest and most complicated family relationships.  Specializing in providing a complete range of accounting, tax, investment, financial and family office services, Michael is personally responsible for the day-to-day supervision and management of over $1 Billion in client assets.  Michael has been instrumental in the firm’s business development efforts, having previously served as Chairman of the Business Development Committee.  Michael currently sits on several committees that are responsible for helping set the direction of the firm and helping achieve the firm’s strategic initiatives and financial results.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.  Michael volunteers his time and serves on several charitable boards.  He is an avid outdoorsman.

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