Michael Koch

Chief Compliance Officer

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
Michael Koch

Meet Michael

Michael serves as Chief Compliance Officer overseeing the operations and compliance for Realized Holdings’ wholly owned subsidiary broker/dealer and investment adviser, Realized Financial, Inc.

Michael is the Managing Director of DNM Consulting, a securities compliance consulting firm where he provides consulting services to broker/dealers and investment advisers. He has served as Chief Compliance Officer for numerous firms throughout his career including Shamrock Asset Management, Discipline Advisors, PTX Securities, Kiski Securities and ProTrader Securities. Michael began his career in the 80’s as a senior compliance examiner with the NASD (now FINRA) and also served as the Assistant Director of the Texas State Securities Board and as Executive Vice President for MGL Consulting.

Michael holds various securities licenses including Series 7 "General Securities Representative", 24 "General Securities Principal", 51 "Municipal Fund Securities Limited Principal Qualification", 63 "Uniform Securities Agent State Law", 66 "Uniform Combined State Law", and 99 "Operations Professional". He holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington as well as the Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional (CRCP) designation through the Wharton School of Business.

Fun Facts About Michael

Two of the most impactful books on Michael’s life have been, “Not a Fan” by Kyle Idleman and “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink.



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