Chief Technology Officer
Michael Garcia joined the firm in 2016 and serves as chief technology officer for Ferguson Wellman and West Bearing Investments. 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 and web services for clients. He holds a B.A. in English from Oregon State University and previously earned his Series 7 and 63 licenses from the National Association of Security Dealers.
In 2019 he was named to the Charles Schwab Technology, Operations and Service Advisory Board, one of 23 representatives nationally from RIAs across the country. Additionally, Garcia currently serves on the Technology Committee for the Oregon Historical Society.
Garcia lives in Portland and enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music and staying up-to-date with the latest in tech gadgetry in his free time.