Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Financial Services
Michael co-founded Higginbotham’s Financial Services Division in 1989 when he joined the firm. As chief operating officer of the division, he leads the firm’s employee benefits, HR services, worksite benefits, life, retirement plans, executive compensation departments for Higginbotham’s 50-plus offices across the U.S. He also oversees the firm’s in-house administrative service departments for benefit administration, employee response center, FSA/HRA administration, COBRA administration, HR technology and compliance.
Michael also manages the brokering, implementing and servicing of large regional and national employer groups’ benefits plans and is instrumental in developing partnerships with Higginbotham’s carriers and service providers to keep abreast of industry developments and trends.
Michael has worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Higginbotham, he worked for C.M. Alliance in life and health sales.
He is a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters and the Association of Health Insurance Agents.
Michael earned a B.F.A. degree in 1985 from Texas Christian University and was designated a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) in 1990. He is licensed in Life, Accident, Health & HMO and Property & Casualty.