Michael Bates

Huntsville, AL

100 Church Street SW. Suite 500, Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 704-0507

(256) 704-5111

Michael Bates, JD

Chief Operating Officer / Chief ComplianceOfficer

Michael Bates currently serves as Keel Point’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.  Before joining Keel Point, Mike served as a CCO, CFO and General Counsel within the investment advisory industry for Green Square Capital, Convergence Value Partners, Sowell Management and Cache River Advisors.  Mike has also held his Series 7 & 63 licenses for Sterne Agee and SunTrust Robinson Humphreys as a fixed income broker.

Over his 20 plus years as a licensed attorney, Mike has held leadership roles within publicly traded and privately held companies as the CCO, CFO, COO, General Counsel and Senior Tax Counsel for companies within the manufacturing, software, and architectural industries.  His career began with Arthur Andersen in the personal financial planning and corporate services divisions of the firm’s Tax Department.

Mike is the proud father of three very active and accomplished children.  In his spare time, Mike has a passion for spending his time as high school football and strength coach, member of the Board of Deacons for his church, as well as serving on the Financial Advisory Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission for his hometown.