Michel Shimabuku joined Financial Clarity as a Financial Associate in 2005. Previously, she worked as a Registered Sales Associate with Smith Barney and as the Branch Manager’s Assistant at UBS/Paine Webber. During her 10 years in the brokerage industry, Michel had a wide-range of experiences including coordinating venture capital distributions, facilitating stock option exercises, and handling customer service. Michel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Santa Clara University.
Q: What do you enjoy outside of work?
Having family members spread across the U.S. makes me appreciate the time I get to spend with each of them. My father’s career working for the military forced us to move every few years. As a child this created a strong bond with my family since they were the one constant I knew I could rely on. I enjoy travelling to different states to spend as much time with my family as possible.
Q: If you weren’t in wealth management, what would you be doing instead?
I would combine my great affection for Italy with my love of attention to detail by being an artifact restorer, preferably somewhere in the Tuscan region. I would find it so fulfilling to be a part of the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations. To live and work in Italy would be a dream come true.