Mike Papedis is CEO and founder of Fusion Financial Partners, a strategic consulting firm providing service to independent RIAs and breakaway advisors for start-up consulting, growth solutions, and M&A strategies. Prior to launching Fusion, Mike served as managing director, head of RIA acquisitions at HighTower. He launched HighTower’s M&A business channel and completed the firms first 5 RIA acquisitions. Other positions held at HighTower were managing director, head of business development and executive vice-president, Hightower Experience Group. Mike was at HighTower from 2010 – 2017. Prior to HighTower he was senior business development contributor for Fidelity Investments Custody & Clearing. Earlier in his career, Mike served as vice president TD Ameritrade Institutional providing custody solutions to breakaway advisors, family offices, and RIAs. He began his career in 1994 at Sit Investment Associates serving financial advisors and high-net worth investors.
For nearly quarter-century, Mike has served well over 100 prominent wirehouse teams transitioning to independence and existing independent wealth management/family office firms nationwide. His expertise includes business start-up, M&A, private equity, recruiting/business development, media/PR, corporate strategy, and marketing.