Michael Williams is the founder and president of ALTIUS Financial, Inc. He is the creator of our unique process called the Empowered Future Program™. This program provides the structures and resources to build, defend, and grow clients' capital, empowering long-term security and maximizing enjoyment of the future. Mike brings over 30 years experience in wealth management, investment results, and goal achievement to ALTIUS.
Before starting ALTIUS, Mike was with American Express Financial Advisors from 1985-1998, serving as their youngest district manager in the Denver Region. Aside from being a member of AEFA’s prestigious Gold Team, he received numerous awards for client service, investment performance, and training.
Mike is a current board member of Leadership Program of the Rockies, creator of the Defenders of Capitalism Project™, and serves on the National Advisory Board for the Steamboat Institute. He speaks frequently to business/client groups, civic organizations, and university students about economic history, the morality of capitalism with no cronyism, financial markets, and investment planning. He has spoken throughout Europe on the Free Market Road Show presented by the Austrian Economics Center and has attended several Liberty Fund colloquiums in Europe. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, and attends annual MPS conferences around the world.
Mike has been featured on KUSA 9News on their MoneyLine9 morning show, and is often quoted on KOA’s business reports, the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Investment News, The Denver Business Journal, and numerous other trade magazines.
Mike graduated with double major in finance and philosophy from the University of Northern Colorado in 1984. He also taught introductory philosophy and ethics courses for UNC’s philosophy department. He earned his Certified Financial Planner™ accreditation in 1989, and has attended numerous graduate level/continuing education/leadership programs including University of Colorado’s Wealth Symposiums, The Strategic Coach, and The Jefferson School of Philosophy, Economics and Psychology.
Mike's community interests are mainly in education and economic literacy, and he has served on the Academy of Finance Board, as well as taught high school financial planning courses. Mike spends leisure time with family, friends, and clients pursuing various interests including tennis, running, skiing, biking, hiking, writing, movies, and travel.