The Telemus Team Adds Four New Members

    | August 3, 2022


    From people and places to investments and client services, Telemus is pleased to welcome four new team members, all focused on enhancing our work and enriching our clients’ lives.

    Michael Couck joins as our Director of People and Places. He comes from a broad background including insurance, automotive, the energy sector, and being an entrepreneur with his own HR practice in Detroit. Michael has worked around the world from Luxembourg to Italy and the Midwest to Mexico. He will help to attract, retain, and motivate the best talent across several Telemus locations, including managing our physical spaces for in-person work and face-to-face meetings.

    “In Human Resources, I am most passionate about seeing people achieve their personal goals,” he says. “Everyone has a different path to success. We need to respect each other’s diverse thinking and encourage each other’s unique aspirations.”

    When he’s not at work, Michael can be found mountain biking, golfing, and spending time with his three amazing kids.

    Robert Young, CFA joins Telemus as a Senior Investment Analyst. He brings 16 years of investment experience including a previous role Calamos Wealth Management where he helped construct investment portfolios based on the goals and objectives of high-net-worth individuals and institutions through public and private investments across a multitude of asset classes. In his new role, Rob sits on the firm’s Private Investment subcommittee and will engage with investment managers on due diligence efforts. He will also provide support to the firm’s asset allocation effort and assist with public investments.

    “I’m most passionate about investment research and the process of constructing portfolios that meet client goals and objectives in a risk adjusted fashion,” he says. “Telemus has a great culture with a focus on doing what’s best for each client. I’m excited to join the team.”

    When he’s not at work, Rob enjoys tennis, platform tennis, basketball and spending time with his family. He sits on the Board of Directors and is the President of Salt Creek Country Club.

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    Emily Sherman is focused on providing top level customer service to our clients. She joins Telemus as a Client Service Manager. Emily brings 5 years of experience in the financial services industry to her new role, having previously worked at Jackson National Life and Raymond James. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University.

    “I enjoy getting to know our clients and providing them with a great experience,” she says. “I always try to put myself in a clients’ shoes and see things from their point of view.”

    When she’s not at work, Emily enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding and spending time with friends.

    Victoria Lloyd has a passion for helping others. She is a team player and a true ‘people person.’ Victoria joins Telemus as a Client Service Associate and will be working as a receptionist and assisting our Client Service Managers with administrative needs. Victoria previously served as a benefits administrator for a small IT business and a client care specialist for Chase Bank. She thrives in roles where she works face to face with customers.

    “I love to strike up a conversation with just about anyone,” she says. “My family has told me that I’ve never met a stranger. I feel right at home with the Telemus team and I’m excited to grow with the company and provide excellent service to our clients.”

    Please join us in welcoming Michael, Robert, Emily, and Victoria to the team!



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