Mike LaMena, AIF®

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. LaMena is the Chief Executive Officer of Wealthspire Advisors, having joined the firm in September of 2017. Mr. LaMena has more than 21 years of experience building, operating, and leading global wealth management organizations. His commitment to service excellence and his fundamental belief in the power of the firm’s independent, conflict free model of financial advice and comprehensive wealth management, inspires his enthusiasm to serve clients and expand the business.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. LaMena spent 7 years at HighTower, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer, playing an instrumental leadership role in scaling that business from a start-up organization to a nationally recognized financial services firm with more than $50 billion in assets and north of 600 employees. Mr. LaMena began his career in financial services with a 14-year tenure at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he served as Executive Director of Private Wealth Management Operations in New York, as well as Executive Director of Private Wealth Management for Asia in Hong Kong. Prior to entering the financial services profession, Mr. LaMena did a year of service as a volunteer high school teacher at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, NY.

Previous Experience

  • President and COO at Bronfman Rothschild
  • President and COO at HighTower
  • Executive Director at Morgan Stanley

Education & Credentials

  • BA, University of Notre Dame, English
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
  • SHRM-SCP certification
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor

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