Michael Bruner

Vice President/Investments

Michael has been helping clients pursue their short- and long-term goals for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Stifel in 2018, he served as Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Bourbonnais office from 2001 to 2012. Prior to becoming a financial advisor, he earned a B.S. from Illinois State University. His ability and desire to build strong client relationships and deliver a high-caliber client experience are the reasons he has become a trusted advisor to his clients.

Michael serves a diverse group of clients, including foundations and endowments, successful professionals, and affluent families with substantial and complex assets.  Combining his wisdom and experience, Michael works with his clients to craft a plan that aligns their values with their investments to pursue their financial goals. From helping a retiree develop customized retirement income strategies, to assisting a nonprofit organization manage their spending requirements and commitments, Michael seeks to design a plan with the right balance of risk and return that strives to bring confidence to clients.

Outside the office, Michael volunteers with several organizations that improve his local community. He serves as a trustee for the Village of Herscher and a member of the Herscher Lions and Herscher Chamber of Commerce. He is also the president of Herscher Townhouse, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for low-income seniors, and treasurer of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Herscher. As a sports enthusiast, he was also president of the local youth football league from 1998 to 2005.