Michael Babikian is an established innovator whose focus is implementing ways for disruptive innovations to help further his goal of protecting families. He helps bring insight to people that will empower them to not just accept the responsibility for their financial futures and securing their legacies, but also to be enthusiastic about the process.
As President & CEO of LegacyShield, an easy-to-use cloud-based legacy planning system, Michael strives to help families stay organized, track crucial financial records, and store information for future generations as well as preserve their family history.
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Prior to working at LegacyShield, Michael was President and CEO of Transamerica Brokerage and, before that, Executive VP and Chief Product Officer. He has worked as an attorney advising clients on tax and business (including business creation, mergers and acquisitions and exit strategies), as well as consulting with high-net-worth clients on complex financial, tax and estate planning matters. His career path has included experiences in IT, law and financial services. Michael serves a number of professional and community associations, serving as Chairman, where he offers advice and guidance based on in-depth industry knowledge. He is a well-versed keynote speaker on leadership, legacy planning, risk mitigation and protecting family finances.
Michael’s postgraduate degrees include a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Master of Laws in taxation from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine and graduated from Harvard Business School’s program for leadership development.
Michael is passionate about helping people find solutions to the complex issues and the confusing, often conflicting, information confronting each of us every day. In his bi-weekly blog, Clarity from Chaos, he strives to provide insights and information so families can make more informed decisions when plotting their financial course.