A person is capable of nursing many talents simultaneously. There is no prescribed limit, no line on that account beyond which comes the draining point of one’s potential. The limitations and boundaries of one’s capabilities are merely self-made and superficial. If a person is willing to, everything is in his reach. So, when it comes to testing the boundaries of one’s potential, Michael Ferrera seems to be sitting on the top echelons here.
Whether it’s fashion, management, finance, real estate, philanthropy, sports, or adventures, Michael doesn’t fall short on any account.
Let’s start with fashion: here’s a 16-yo teenager, sketching t-shirt and jeans designs and then closing his eyes and imagining self-made clothes on his body. That’s more or less the teenage of Michael Ferrera for you. He always dreamed of being a fashion designer one day. He set aim on it and eventually became one. It didn’t happen overnight, though.
While at the University of California, Riverside, where he studied business economics, he took the first step toward pursuing his dream. An 18-yo Michael opened his first clothing line named Maestro Tech, where he embellished fabrics with other fabrics, dying t-shirts, and other simple clothing stuff to design his own unique clothes. And guess what, people loved it!
That was merely the start. Eight years later, he started a high-level fashion brand named after himself that later emerged on the international fashion business landscape like a shining star.
However, on his way to fulfilling his goal, he showed his mettle in management as well. In his 14s, he joined his father’s music company to assist in operational matters and managed it successfully until he sold it at 26 years of age.
There’s more to Michael’s talents: he is an esteemed financial advisor and founder of The Boring Financial Company, a wealth management firm specializing in strategic investment advice and estate planning for Ultra High Net worth individual families and companies. In addition to that, he has also previously worked as an investment advisor for thirteen years at Independent Capital Management before following entrepreneurship endeavors and starting his own wealth management firm, The Boring Financial co.
Michael’s philanthropic pursuits merit a mention here too. He wants to give back to society, especially to African-Americans and other minorities, in any way possible, and for that matter, he is a board member of Los Angeles Urban League, a non-profit organization striving for the wellbeing of American minorities.
His love for sports and adventures is immense. Michael played NCAA division 1 on the basketball team of UC Riverside during his graduation and plays the sport even today in his free time. The adventurous Michael has a knack for scuba-diving. In fact, he’s a professional scuba diver who loves to pierce the blue veil of the ocean and discover the fascinating world beneath it.
His other obsessions include reading, writing, traveling, speaking, and the list goes on and on. Man of many talents? You bet!