I’ve had the pleasure to work with Michael Bettigole during my years at Citi. Michael was assigned to build a team responsible for the Joint venture between the Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley brokerage firms, to create Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB) the largest wealth management business in the world currently known as Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. The project lasted 3 years and was a huge success mainly due to Michael’s guidance, dedication and persistence to ensure all angles of the merger were well represented. Michael took the leadership from the beginning with limited resources and worked extremely hard to learn Citi’s bureaucracies, as he met with the various team within IT to educate them and persuade them of the importance of this project. I can honestly say that Michael is a great role model, his leadership and influence skills are unique. Michael’s Program manager’s expertise are amazing and most of all his personal integrity and discipline to stay on course are impeccable. I cannot say enough about Michael’s approach to get the job done. He is the complete package and any company will be lucky to have him as one of their directors. Michael is also a devoted family man and understand the intricacies of work and family responsibilities, it is incredible how he can juggle and distinguish the two without compromising one of or the other. I will encourage you to read his latest publication “A Pocket Guide for Project Managers”, it is a reference guide for anyone who is involved in Project Management.
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