Michael J Boyle Title: Alteryx Developer Education: Colorado State University, Florida State University Location: Jupiter, FL Expertise: Accounting, Banking, Corporate Finance, Financial Planning, Investing Member of The Balance's Financial Review BoardMasters of Finance degree with an analytics concentration from Colorado State University's Global CampusChartered Leadership Fellow from the American College of Financial Services in 2019Strategic initiatives analyst Experience Michael Boyle's expertise in accounting, banking, corporate finance, economics, insurance, investing, and statistics is based in a diverse professional history.As a Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF) attained through the American College of Financial Services, he learned to effectively coach and supervise financial planners on making suitable recommendations of complex financial products such as fixed annuities, custom variable universal life insurance, index annuities, variable annuities, and whole-life products. He also reviewed transactions involving mutual funds, stocks, and bonds for suitability and adherence to FINRA and firm policies.Michael was an associate director of compliance for Northwestern Mutual from 2017 to 2019. His responsibilities included client suitability approval of fixed and variable annuities and variable life insurance products, transaction review, auditing of books and records, coaching and development, and understanding a changing complex regulatory environment.Michael was a derivatives specialist for Charles Schwab, too, where his duties included trading futures, futures options, equity options, equities, bonds, CDs, mutual funds, and treasuries. Apart from trading, Michael also assisted clientele with the risk management of these products and their associated features such as portfolio margin.In prior roles, he traded complex derivative products such as futures, futures options, equity options, and foreign currency.Currently Michael has pivoted his career into data science and analysis while pursuing his second master's degree in artificial intelligence and machine learning. His recent roles include strategic initiatives analyst for NextEra Energy and as a data analyst for Zeel. Your unique idea has been thought of by many before you. What makes the difference is execution. Education Michael earned his first Master of Science in Finance from Colorado State University's Global Campus in 2020, became a chartered leadership fellow for the American College of Financial Services in 2019, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics from Florida State University in 2010. He is also Advanced Certified in Alteryx Designer and earned his Six Sigma Yellow Belt in 2021. He is currently pursuing his second Masters of Science in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence from Colorado State University's Global Campus and is expected to graduate in 2023. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.