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Michael Esson

Director of Operations & Compliance

Michael Esson

Director of Operations & Compliance

Biography

Mike joined Plancorp in 2006 to lead our operations team and streamline our internal processes. He draws on his years of experience in sales, operations and investing to tackle any project that comes his way, as well as to ensure seamless execution of ongoing initiatives.

Having held various roles at Bank of America and Edward Jones prior to Plancorp, he credits his entrepreneurial grandfather for sparking his lifelong interest in finance.

An outdoorsman at heart, Mike stays active coaching his children’s sports teams and participating in the Mary Queen of Peace Athletic Association.

Education
  • Truman State University

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