Michael is responsible for managing the innovation process that identifies strategies, business opportunities and new technologies and then develops new capabilities and architectures to serve those opportunities.
Prior to joining Mirador, Pakula served as the co-portfolio manager of Paritas Capital Management’s investment strategies. He has also served as the Head of Analytics at Park Avenue Securities where he worked in partnership with the firm’s business development team of more than 2,800 Financial Advisors. Earlier in his career, Pakula worked at Fieldpoint Private Bank and Trust in developing a platform of portfolio management and financial planning applications for the firm. His responsibilities grew to include managing the investment performance reporting, investment-related planning applications, securities operations and client investment policy management. Michael holds a B.S in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University. Additionally, Michael attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a computer science major which has given him a strong skill set in various programming areas.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys watching the Yankees, spending time with his wife and two boys, and supporting worthy causes, such as Filling in the Blanks, who provides meals to children with unstable family situations.