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J. Michael Beird

J. Michael Beird Co-Founder and Managing Director of Financial Services Michael Beird is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Financial Services for, web-based education, live-streaming conferences, and consulting to the financial services and banking industry. Prior to BankersHub, Michael was Director of Banking in the Financial Services Practice of J.D. Power, bringing more than 30 years of retail banking experience to managing all syndicated and proprietary studies in their banking industry practice. Michael spent 13 years in bank consulting with a focus on workforce management and process re-engineering for branch banks and retail operations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Beird worked as management advisor at financial services consulting firms and began his career with 14 years in banking with both Shawmut Bank Boston and Bank of America. He received a bachelor's degree in social psychology at the University of California, Irvine, and an MBA in finance and accounting from Cornell University's Johnson School of Management.