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Michael F. Absher, Jr., CIMA®, CPWA®

Michael F. Absher, Jr., CIMA®

Chief Investment Officer/Founder/
Investment Advisor Representative

Chief Investment Officer/Founder
Investment Advisor Representative



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Mike is a self-professed economics geek, who follows the path of Warren Buffett. He loves numbers — especially with respect to financial investments. Ask him to tell you something about himself, and you’ll most likely hear about the stocks he likes, how he’s helping clients and then, how much he loves his family (his wife thinks the family should come first).

He’s Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Absher Wealth Management. Mike is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® professional with more than 25 years of experience. He’s responsible for managing all discretionary portfolios at Absher.

Mike’s commitment to his clients has earned him national recognition in the financial planning profession, including:

    • 2023 Forbes' list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors - awarded April 2023. Based on 6/30/2021 - 6/30/2022 time period.
    • 2022 Forbes' list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors - awarded in April 2022. Based on 6/30/2020 - 6/30/2021 time period.
    • 2021 Forbes' list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors - awarded in April 2021. Based on 6/30/2019 - 6/30/2020 time period.
    • 2020 Forbes’ list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors - awarded in April 2020. Based on 6/30/2018 - 6/30/2019 time period.

Mike has a passion for philanthropy and learning is actively involved in charitable organizations and schools, including: Operation Resolute and Trinity Academy.

Education & Experience

    • A.G. Edwards & Sons, Wachovia Securities, Wells Fargo Advisors – March 1996 to November 2019

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