Michael Samford began his career with Unified Trust Company in 2007 serving the company in a variety of roles including trust operations, advisory services, client consulting, and product management. He joined the American Trust team upon the successful sale of Unified Trust Company to EdgeCo Holdings, LLP in October 2020 and immediately stepped into the role of Director of Product Management for the Retirement Services division of American Trust.
In his current role as the Director of Investment Solutions he leads product development initiatives for the Trust Investment team, supports the investment decision-making and fiduciary governance processes through investment research, capital markets forecasting, asset allocation, portfolio management, and investment due diligence, and serves as a member of the firm’s Trust Investment Committee.
Prior to American Trust, Michael attended Centre College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics. He currently holds the Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) designation offered by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) as well as the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF® ) credential through Fiduciary 360°.