Michael Knittel has spent the past 23 years in the securities industry, where he currently works as a portfolio manager. Over the course of his career, he has built deep relationships across the financial industry, which gives him the unique ability to help both individuals, and large and small businesses, solve complex financial matters. He has spent the past 12 years personally investing in and advising for startup companies and venture capital funds. Mr. Knittel is deeply passionate about helping young people who live in underprivileged communities throughout the Sacramento region and volunteers his time at local non-profits, including Cristo Rey High School, where he is a board member. He currently resides in El Dorado Hills, CA with his two teenage son, Gabriel and Jacob.