Michael Garcia Hired as Chief Technology Officer

PORTLAND, Ore. – May 16, 2016 –

Ferguson Wellman is pleased to announce that Michael Garcia has joined the firm as chief technology officer. He is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of all information systems and related hardware, integration of all existing and new operation systems and management of all technology vendor relationships. Prior to joining the firm, Garcia worked as the communications director for a family office and its various business ventures. He was also the principal and owner of a private technology consulting company that provided data analytics, web development and web maintenance to clients. He holds a B.A. in English from Oregon State University and has his Series 7 and 63 licenses from the National Association of Security Dealers. Garcia currently serves as the president of the board of the Catholic Youth Organization/ Camp Howard Executive Board and serves on the board of the Catholic Charities Board of Directors.

“We have worked with Michael for 10 years and we jumped at the opportunity to add him to the Ferguson Wellman team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to lead our technology initiatives today and in the future,” said Steve Holwerda, chief operating officer and principal of the firm.

Founded in 1975, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management is a privately owned registered investment advisory firm, established in the Pacific Northwest. As of 2016, the firm manages over $4 billion for more than 750 clients that include individuals and families; Taft-Hartley and corporate retirement plans; and endowments and foundations with portfolios of $3 million or more. West Bearing Investments, a division of Ferguson Wellman, serves clients with assets starting at $750,000. (data as of January 2016).

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