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Michael Aldrich

Michael H. Aldrich

Vice President, Alliance Bernstein

Professional Bio: 

Michael is a Vice President and National Director of Private Client Services at Alliance Bernstein.  He oversees and manages the support staff that services 11 office’s 21,000 affluent families and institutions, as well as their respective trusts, estates, foundations, endowments and pension plans on the East Coast.  In his role, he works closely with Private Client financial advisors on all client servicing and support related issues managing over $51 billion in assets. Michael has held other various positions at Bernstein during his seven year tenure.


Personal/Educational Background: 

Michael grew up in a military family and has lived in over a dozen locations around the globe. His longest stay to date was his four years at Virginia Tech. He graduated with a B.S. in Finance in 2002 and then went on to achieve an Executive Master’s degree in Leadership from Georgetown University. Michael lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Catherine their daughter Isla.


Career Path: 

First job upon graduation: Data Analyst at Freddie Mac

First Promotion: Assistant to Private Client Associate within 1 year

First Relocation: Washington, DC to Philadelphia as Manager – Private Client Services


VT Organizations and Classes: Member of the New York City Regional Campaign Committee, Finance Advisory Board member, SEED and BASIS host on NYC trips, Virginia Tech Externship Program Sponsor

Most Relevant Courses: FIN 3154: Corporate Finance, FIN 3144: Investments: Debt, Equity and Derivatives, FIN 4274: Equity Securities, FIN 4144: International Financial Management, FIN 4224: Fixed Income Securities, MGT 4394: Business Policy and Strategy