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Michael J. Williams, CFP®

Michael J. Williams, CFP®

Founder and President

Michael Williams is founder and president of ALTIUS Financial, Inc.  He is the creator of our unique process called the Empowered Future Program™ which provides the structures and resources to build, defend and grow your capital, empowering retirement security and maximizing your enjoyment of the future.  Mike brings over 30 years’ experience in wealth management, investment results and goal achievement.

Mike graduated with double major in Finance and Philosophy in 1984 from the University of Northern Colorado and taught Intro Philosophy and Ethics courses for UNC’s philosophy department. He earned his CFP 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. 

Before starting ALTIUS Financial, 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 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.

Frequently interviewed on KUSA 9News with their MoneyLine9 morning show, Mike has been quoted on KOA’s business reports, the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Investment News, The Denver Business Journal and numerous other trade magazines.

His 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.