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Michael Durand, CIMA®

Lead Advisor, Capital District

Advisor Team


Portfolio strategist, goal-based investor, avid runner, and a one-time competitive eating regional champ. A seasoned industry professional with a passion for building lifetime partnerships and helping each of his clients live a great life.


Mike Durand is a seasoned wealth management professional with a demonstrated history of successful collaboration in the financial services industry. As a lead advisor, Mike is responsible for relationship management and leading the firm’s business development efforts in New York’s Capital Region. He focuses on building lifetime partnerships to bring effective and appropriate financial solutions to help every client live a great life.

Before joining Strategic, Mike worked for TD Wealth Group in Albany, NY, where he was a Senior Private Client Relationship Manager. Previously, he worked for Key Private Bank in various roles, including Regional Director of Investments – East Region and Senior Vice President. He received his BS in Marketing/Management from Siena College and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification, administered by the Investments & Wealth Institute and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


  • BS, Marketing/Management, Siena College, Loudonville, New York
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst Designation (CIMA) – Investments and Wealth Institute, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Community Service

  • Board Member – Colonie Youth Center, Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS)
  • Mentor in Executive Mentorship Program – GenNEXT
  • Participant-Neighbors Make a Difference Day, Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.

Areas of Specialty

  • Client Relationship Management

    Client Relationship Management

  • Financial & Estate Planning

    Financial & Estate Planning

  • Investment Strategies

    Investment Strategies

Beneath the Surface

  • Claim to Fame

    Mike’s been both a Marathon runner and a Regional Champion Competitive Eater….in the same year. He’s played at the World Series of Poker against two WSOP Main Event Champions, and won several hands. Was best friends with Anthony Michael Hall for 2 hours, once.

  • Enjoys…

    Going to Maine or Disney with his family, keeping said family well fed and laughing, playing poker, running and reciting rap lyrics.

  • Family

    Mike lives in Rexford, and tries to measure up to his amazing wife Francesca, daughters Madeleine and Abby, and the Roosevelts (rescue cats Franklin and Eleanor)

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

Larry Bird