Michael Kostoff has served the financial services industry as a trusted advisor and consultant to executives for the past twenty years. In addition to co-founding WISE Gateway, Mike is Managing Partner of The Kostoff Group, an advisory firm focusing on the wealth management, private banking, investment management, insurance and retirement services businesses.
Prior to founding The Kostoff Group, Mike managed the Financial Services Practice for the Corporate Executive Board, where he worked with the senior executives from over 600 firms spanning five continents. He managed programs across the financeancial services spectrum—including retail banking, commercial banking, private banking, wealth management, retirement services, investment management, insurance and operations. During this timeframe, Mike advised senior managers on a broad array of issues including business strategy, sales productivity and client management. Mike served as a member of the Corporate Executive Board’s Executive Committee for five years. During this period, the company grew its revenues over 30% per year and its net income over 50% per year.
Mike received a Bachelor of Science with high honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.