Michael A. Cole
Managing Partner

Michael Cole

Michael A. Cole is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience building successful wealth management firms. In addition, he has worked with almost 1000 families personally in helping them navigate successfully through the strategic and tactical issues of managing multi-generational wealth. Currently, Michael serves a Managing Partner for R360 which is an innovative by invitation only membership group of strategic wealth creators and their families.

Prior to co-founding R360, Michael retired as the CEO of Cresset Asset Management, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. After just two years under his leadership, Cresset joined the ranks as one of the top 25 RIAs in the country. Before joining Cresset, he held the position as the founder and the leader of Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, an award-winning multi-family office that he developed into one of the fastest growing MFOs in the industry. Prior to Ascent, Michael worked at Wells Fargo, developing the initial business plan and heading up what is now called Abbot Downing which is among the largest MFOs in the country. Earlier in his career, Michael was president of Merrill Lynch Trust Company.

Cole is also author of the book More Than Money: A Guide to Sustaining Wealth and Preserving the Family which was published by Wiley Press and Bloomberg Publishing in 2017. Since its release, the book has consistently been among the best-selling books in Wealth Management and Financial services. In 2018, Michael’s book won the prestigious Family Wealth Report Award for Outstanding Contribution in Wealth Management Thought Leadership.

Cole is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a Certified Financial Planner Emeritus. Throughout his career, Michael’s innovation and leadership have earned him numerous industry recognition and accolades.