Michel Shimabuku

Financial Associate

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.