Michael T. Cyrs
J.D., MBA, CFP®
Director of Wealth Advisory
Mike is the director of wealth advisory in Savant's Rockford, IL office, is a member of the Executive Team, and has a membership interest in Savant. He is a member of the Advisory Council, an internal panel that provides input on ways to improve the client experience, and the Ideal Futures Committee, an internal panel that develops the processes, technology, and tools to implement the Ideal Futures Platform vision. Mike oversees the planning and wealth transfer teams and assists our financial advisors with developing complex wealth transfer and asset protection strategies. He brings to Savant over 20 years' experience as a private attorney concentrating on complex estate and business succession planning, charitable planning, and advising clients regarding all types of trusts and estate administration.
Mike earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and completed a joint degree program at Marquette University, attaining a Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette School of Law and a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette Graduate School of Business.
Mike is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a member of the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the Winnebago County Bar Association. He is a member of the Estate Section and the Business and Tax Section of the Winnebago County Bar Association. Mike has served as chairman of the Winnebago County Bar Association's Business and Tax Section and as treasurer of the Winnebago County Bar Association.
Mike has served several terms as a member of the Trusts and Estates Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, a group responsible for improving current Illinois laws and coordinating new legislation governing the Illinois Probate Act, the Illinois Trust and Trustees Act, the Illinois Estate Tax structure, and similar estate legislation. He has served on the boards of the OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Foundation, Northern Illinois Leave a Legacy Association, Rockford Gateway Association, the University of Notre Dame Rockford Club, and the Winnebago County Bar Association.
Mike was named one of the top estate planning attorneys in the state of Illinois by Worth magazine and a Leading Lawyer by fellow attorneys in the state of Illinois in the fields of trusts and estates. In 2008 Mike was awarded the Order of St. Gregory by the Holy See for his service to the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, for which he has served multiple terms on the Bishop’s Finance Council and various ad hoc committees associated with Diocesan Finance and Audit. In 2015 he was named one of the "20 People You Should Know" by the Rockford Chamber.
Mike enjoys coaching his children in their extracurricular activities and spending time doing just about anything outdoors in northern Wisconsin with his family.
Mike joined Team Savant in November 2014.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and Certified Financial Planner™ in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.