Michael Williams founded ALTIUS Financial, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm in Denver, Colorado. He created a unique process for individuals in or near retirement called The Empowered Future Program™ and brings three decades of experience in wealth management, investment results and goal achievement, as well as integrating philosophy and economic history into financial planning.
Mike is a board member of Leadership Program of the Rockies and is the creator of the Defenders of Capitalism Project™, an important curriculum segment of LPR classes. He also serves on the National Advisory Board for the Steamboat Institute.
Mike has studied Objectivism for over 30 years and is a member of The Ayn Rand Institute, attended The Jefferson School of Philosophy, Economics, and Psychology as well as numerous Second Renaissance Conferences, The Lyceum and Objectivist Summer Conferences.
He is a member of the American Institute for Economic Research, Institute for Justice, Foundation for Economic Education, and the Independence Institute.
Mike graduated with a double major in finance and philosophy in 1984 from the University of Northern Colorado and taught intro to philosophy and ethics courses as a teacher’s assistant at UNC’s philosophy department. He earned his CFP designation in 1989. Mike has appeared/been quoted on KUSA 9News, multiple radio shows, the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Investment News, and the Denver Business Journal.