Michael Kitces, MSFS, MTAX, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC, CASL
Michael Kitces is the Chief Financial Planning Nerd at Kitces.com, dedicated to advancing knowledge in financial planning and helping to make financial advisors better and more successful.
In addition, he is the Head of Planning Strategy at Buckingham Wealth Partners, the co-founder of the XY Planning Network, AdvicePay, New Planner Recruiting, fpPathfinder, and FA BeanCounters, the former practitioner editor of the Journal of Financial Planning, the host of the Financial Advisor Success podcast, and the publisher of the popular financial planning industry blog Nerd’s Eye View. In 2010, Michael was recognized with one of the Financial Planning Association’s “Heart of Financial Planning” awards for his dedication and work in advancing the profession.
Susanne Chishti is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Investor Network focused on fintech investments & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, a leading fintech learning platform offering Innovation Workshops to C-level executives. She is also the co-editor of the Bestseller The FINTECH Book which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, The WealthTECH Book, The InsurTECH Book, The PAYTECH Book, The AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book. Chishti has received numerous awards including Business Leaders’ Top 32 Fintech Leaders in the UK, Onalytica’s Top 24 Fintech Influencer in the World, Women in Finance Fintech Champion of the Year Award 2019, and more. She has also been a Fintech TV Commentator on CNBC and a guest lecturer on financial technology at the University of Cambridge and Warwick Business School.After completing her MBA, Chishti started her career working for a fintech company in the Silicon Valley 25 years ago. She then worked more than 15 years across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong.Susanne is an award-winning entrepreneur and investor with strong FINTECH expertise. She is a Judge & Coach at global Fintech events and competitions and a conference keynote speaker. Susanne leads a global community of 200,000 fintech entrepreneurs, investors, financial services professionals globally. Her advisory practice includes leading financial institutions as clients such as Societe Generale, BNP Paribas and UK’s innovation agency NESTA.