Mike Gottfried is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Product Management of Aspire Financial Services, responsible for providing oversight and guidance in facilitating the access to tools, technology, resources and related capital to ensure Aspire consistently exceeds service-level expectations.
With over 17 years in the retirement plan industry, Mike possesses a wide range of experience in the Defined Contribution market, focusing on client service delivery, including daily recordkeeping and administration, plan conversions, account planning, performance management and sales support. Previously, Mike spent two years with InvestLink Technologies, where he served in a variety of roles. Mike’s responsibilities initially included software training, data conversions and software quality assurance. He later went on to sales support and sales within the organization. Prior to InvestLink, Mike worked for United Asset Management (UAM) Retirement Plan Services where he was involved in the new plan conversions and daily valuation administration of existing plans. This experience allowed Mike to further his knowledge of daily processing, including virtually all types of transactions, investments, and same-day late processing. Prior to UAM, Mike held several positions at Dreyfus Retirement Services including team leader and 401(k) call center representative, resolving participant inquiries on a daily basis.
In 2010, Mike was recognized as a Florida Finalist for Ernst & Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2011 named as #18 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal Fastest 50 Growing Companies list. Mike currently serves on the TD Ameritrade Operations Alpha Board.
Mike received his BBA from Hofstra University.