Michael joined Rinehart Wealth & Investment Advisory as a Wealth Advisor in June 2017. In his role as a Wealth Advisor, he supports his clients in all aspects of the financial planning process, and he takes pride in helping clients accomplish their financial goals. Michael is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in North Carolina and South Carolina. He is also pursuing the Certified Financial Planner™ designation to continue to provide the best support possible to his clients.
Prior to joining Rinehart, Michael worked at Elliott Davis Decosimo, PLLC for seven years, becoming a Tax Manager in their Closely-Held Business and High Net Worth groups. As a Tax Manager, he was responsible for tax preparation and relationship management for more than three hundred clients. While in this role, Michael worked closely with his clients to implement tax savings strategies and to prepare tax planning calculations. After leaving Elliott Davis Decosimo, Michael worked at Burkett, Burkett & Burkett CPAs, PC in a similar capacity for two years. Michael joined Rinehart when former and now current colleague, Leah Maybry, approached him with this wonderful opportunity.
Michael was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and he currently lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina with his wife and three children. Michael graduated from Winthrop University, where he earned a double major in Accounting and Finance. He went on to obtain a Master in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting from Winthrop University. In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with friends and family and taking his kids to the park.