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Partner, Advisor Services
Michael Brooks leads the firm in working with wealth managers in the western region of the United States. He also maintains a cross-channel leadership role for the firm.
Mr. Brooks, who has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, joined Lord Abbett in 1989 as a Regional Manager. He was promoted to Divisional Sales Director in 1996 and to Central Division Director in 2000. He was named Partner in 2002. In 2008, he took over responsibility for the firm’s outreach efforts to wealth managers in the West.
Before joining Lord Abbett, Mr. Brooks was a First Vice President/Regional Sales Manager at UBS PaineWebber, Inc. He began his career at Merrill Lynch as an Account Executive.
Mr. Brooks is a member of the investment committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities and a former member of its board.
Mr. Brooks earned a BS in economics from Iowa State University. He also is a holder of a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation and is a Certified Investment Strategist (CIS).