Michael Karsa

Senior Managing Director, President, Midwest



Mike Karsa joined Lido in 2015 and in January 2020 he became the youngest Managing Director in the firm’s history. He is responsible for acting as a Market Leader for the firm overseeing Lido’s growth efforts in the Midwest and Arizona. With the help of his team, Mike has grown the Chicago office to over $2 billion in assets under management. He was ranked in Forbes’ 2023 Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors as #4 in Illinois and #48 nationally. He was also ranked #44 among all wealth advisors in Illinois.*

Prior to joining Lido, Mike was a lead financial advisor for a boutique hybrid advisory firm, where he managed 20 advisors specializing in tax planning and alternative investments for affluent families. Prior to that, Mike spent two years working as a financial advisor for ING, where he took a holistic approach to planning his client’s portfolio ranging from investment management, tax, insurance, and estate planning. Mike graduated from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. Mike currently spends time between Chicago and Arizona, where he enjoys playing golf, pickleball, hiking, cycling, along with seeing family and friends.

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