Michael D. Brown, CFA, CPA Michael Brown Michael Brown is Chief Investment Officer for The Planning Group. He joined The Planning Group in 1999 and is responsible for overseeing the overall strategy and management of client investments.Michael has extensive experience in Investments, Retirement Planning and Divorce Planning. He provides our clients with critical analysis and objective council on the relative risks of investment strategies and opportunities.Michael attended Southern Illinois University where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Finance and Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.Michael is an avid car enthusiast. He lives in Highland Park with his wife and two children.