In July 2020, Michael was named to the Forbes/Shook Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors List. The 2020 Top Next-Gen list includes 500 rising advisors who help manage over $1 trillion in client assets.

Michael Karsa

Senior Managing Director

Michael joined Lido Advisors, LLC in September 2015. He was tasked with leading the charge in developing Lido’s Midwest presence. With the help of his team, Mr. Karsa has grown the Chicago office to over $1 Billion in assets under management. In January 2020, Michael became the youngest Managing Director in the history of the company.

Prior to joining Lido, Mr. Karsa 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

Mr. Karsa graduated from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance.

Mike currently resides in Chicago, where he enjoys playing golf, tennis, and spending time with family and friends.