President and CEO at Alleviate Financial
“Building a business is a marathon, not a sprint. An effective leader is a catalyst for the good of the whole organization, driving goals forward while effectively supporting the process.”
Michael Barsoum is an entrepreneurially-driven leader with over a decade of success in the finance industry. He graduated from the University of West Los Angeles with a Doctorate in Law and received an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Keller School of Management.
An early adopter of mobile technology, Michael started his first successful T-Mobile business right after high school and became one of the top dealers in Southern California, expanding to 7 stores. After selling the mobile business, he transitioned into mortgages for a few years before realizing the potential that existed in the consumer debt industry.
In 2007, Michael founded his first debt relief business and through expansion and acquisition was able to grow it into Solstice Support Services, a multi-faceted servicing center with a proven track record and nearly a decade of experience providing core debt settlement services to lawyers and law firms across the country.
Michael believes that a gifted leader needs a diverse set of skills, including the ability to develop and sell a strategy while creating an inspiring culture within an organizational structure and management process that works. This requires an understanding of how marketing, branding, finance, production, and distribution contribute to strategy. The essence of a successful venture is more than just products and services—it’s what the company stands for, and how it’s adding value to people’s lives.