Michael Barnes
Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes Senior Trust Advisor

Joined Northern Trust



  • Cannon Financial Institute Personal Trust School Graduate, Pepperdine University


Michael is a Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Advisor with the Scottsdale Wealth Management team. He administers a diverse portfolio of complex trust and investment accounts for clients and collaborates with individuals, families, and their advisors, to provide highly personalized wealth planning strategies.


Michael has over 20 years of experience managing client wealth and planning needs. He began his career in trust administration in 1997 with a prominent bank in the Pacific Northwest.. He relocated to Arizona in 2007 and prior to joining Northern Trust, he was Vice President and Senior Trust Administrator at FineMark National Bank & Trust. Michael's broad experience in the financial industry allows him to provide a personable approach to assisting a client's needs and priorities.

Community Involvement

Michael is a current board member and vice chair of the Sun Health Foundation, and is also Chair of the Council of Professional Advisors SHF. He is active in the communities he has lived in and has served as a past board of director for HelpNow! Advocacy, as well as a member of the professional advisory committee and volunteer for Junior Achievement in Southern Oregon.