Michael V. Ruane
Director of Corporate Development
Mike is the director of corporate development in Savant’s Rockford, IL office and a member of the Administrative Team. He is responsible for sourcing and negotiating acquisitions for Savant and managing the M&A process. He develops an M&A strategy, plan, and process, and assesses the strategic fit of target companies.
Mike has been involved in the financial services industry since 2002. He has extensive experience in sales, mergers and acquisitions, systems, and RIA back office administration. Prior to joining Savant, Mike was a management consultant for a business solutions group, a national sales manager for an investment advisory firm in Chicago, president of new business development for a holding company that acquired RIAs, and managing director for a financial planning consultant in Minneapolis.
Mike earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Siena College and a master of business administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He volunteers with the ministry of the Franciscan Peacemakers Lunch Program, which serves low-income, inner-city children in Milwaukee.
Mike and his wife Ann, a professional pianist and an energy healer, have two children, Michael and Megan, and two grandchildren. He enjoys long-distance running, traveling, and reading.
Mike joined Team Savant in January 2017.