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Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management


Michael began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1986, serving as a Financial Advisor in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, achieving Director’s Club for five consecutive years. In 1999, he achieved the rank of Senior Vice President and assumed a role of Assistant Branch Manager. Between 1999 and 2007, Michael served in a number of managerial roles until his promotion to Complex Manager in Columbia, South Carolina in June 2007.

Michael was promoted to Executive Director in 2010 and Complex Manager for Washington, DC where he served through 2012. Michael now serves as Executive Director and Complex Manager for Northern Virginia (McLean, Alexandria, Reston, Leesburg, and Winchester) where his focus centers on helping Financial Advisors achieve business goals and clients meet financial objectives.  Throughout his management career, Michael has championed diversity initiatives.  His teams consistently maintain top rankings among firm Complex offices. 

A proud Virginia Tech alumnus, Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He is a member of the FINRA District Committee for Relations and Education, a Virginia Tech Advisory Board Member, and active in numerous local volunteer organizations. Michael’s passion for community extends to his dedicated work in the firm promoting philanthropy and diversity.

Michael now resides with his wife Paula in Clark County, Virginia. When he is not supporting the Complex’s more than 140 advisors and over $13 billion in client assets, Michael enjoys golf, fine wines, travel, art, jazz music, outdoors and fitness.