Michael joined NCT as a partner on June 1, 2009. He joins us from Nationwide Fund Distributors, LLC where he served as President and Chief Distribution Officer. In that role, he was responsible for distribution for all Nationwide funds. During his 20-year tenure at Nationwide, Michael also served as Vice-President, Mutual Fund Strategy; Senior Vice-President, Qualified Plan Sales; and Manager of their independent broker-dealer channel comprised of 85 field-based financial services wholesalers. Prior to his career with Nationwide, Michael served as CFO for an Ohio-based manufacturing and distribution company and as a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Whinney. Additional career highlights include business development/sales management for numerous business units, acquisitions/divestures of customers and competition, and formation of strategic partnerships. Michael holds an MBA from Ashland University and a BS in Accounting from The Ohio State University. Michael’s affiliations include CPA, CLU, ChFC, and CFS, as well as insurance and securities licenses. To date, he sat on the Boards of 17 companies and is actively involved with the United Way of Central Ohio, Boys & Girls Clubs, Childhood League Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Ohio and Easter Seals.