Michael Wagner

I love the incredible moment in our process when clients realize they can retire with confidence. There is this sigh of relief when they know they can pursue their purpose and dreams knowing we’re there to watch the details.

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Michael was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and spent most of his life there – he’s lived in Birmingham for twenty years. He earned his Bachelor of Science and his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Alabama. Michael has nearly 20 years of business experience in the accounting and financial fields. Early in his career, he worked as a Senior Consultant for a forensic accounting and valuation firm and also worked in the Assurance and Advisory practice for the Birmingham office of Ernst & Young, LLP.

Michael joined The Welch Group in 2007 as an Advisor. He is now a Member and Senior Advisor and also serves as the firm’s Director of Business Development. In addition to his firm leadership role, Michael works closely with a select group of high net worth clients and spends time cultivating relationships with prospective clients who fit the firm’s approach.

In his free time, Michael enjoys volunteer coaching youth Basketball and Lacrosse and spending time with his wife and two children. You can also find Michael endurance training in the local gym.