W. Michael Montgomery

W. Michael Montgomery

AIF®, CLU, CFS, TGPC, C(k)P, Chief Executive Officer

Mike Montgomery has spent more than three decades in the retirement plan business, including successful stints with leading retirement plan providers. Recognizing that many plan sponsors need assistance with fiduciary issues, Mike founded Fidelis Fiduciary Management in 2013, where he serves as ERISA investment fiduciary for over $800 million in retirement plan assets.

A sought after writer, speaker, and expert focusing on industry issues and fiduciary practices, Mike was named to 401kWire's 2010 list of 100 Most Influential People in Defined Contribution, based on reader votes, input from distributions and statistics about advisor practices gathered directly from nominees.

In 2009 Mike's advisory firm became one of the few to be CEFEX certified by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, as a fiduciary advisor to defined contribution plans, including certification of non- ERISA fiduciary practices for governmental entities. His firm is of the few nationwide to achieve an independent certification for ERISA 3(38) services.


  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
  • Tax-Exempt & Government Plan Consultant (TGPC)
  • Certified Fund Specialist (CFS)
  • Certified Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Certified 401(k) Consultant (C(k)P)


  • American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)
  • Florida West Coast Employee Benefits Council (Past President & Education Chair]
  • National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA)
  • National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA)
  • Retirement Plan Advisory Group (RPAG)
  • The Retirement Advisor University
  • Retirement Partners Group (LPL Financial)