1976 - 1980
Dana Hills High School
NASD, FINRA, MSRB, Cal Insurance, Mariners Church, LA Mission, Working Wardrobes, Miracle Ranch, NAACP
Michael Araluce is a California-based Senior Financial Advisor and investment banking professional with more than 20 years of industry experience. In his most recent position, Michael Araluce served as a Financial Advisor with Fidelity Investments/Allstate. Michael Araluce began his career in investment banking with Baraban Securities, Inc., after being personally recruited by Harvey Baraban, a former Executive Vice President of Fidelity Investments. While at Baraban Securities, Mr. Araluce managed the accounts of existing customers, grew his client list, and gained eight years of experience developing his investing strategies. After his time with Baraban Securities, he spent two years as a Financial Consultant with Atlas Securities and then a year as Vice President with Washington Mutual (now part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.), re-energizing several struggling branches. In 2006, Michael Araluce joined Bank of America as a Senior Vice President and led a team of branches from Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire. During his six years with Bank of America, Mr. Araluce was honored with the “President Council” award by CEO Ken Lewis, and he was a five-time top producer within the company. After leaving Bank of America, he joined Cal National Bank as a Vice President and then accepted a position as Regional Senior Financial Advisor with Union Bank. Throughout his career, Michael Araluce has demonstrated a commitment to several charitable organizations. He has supported Mariners Church, where he is currently a minister; the Los Angeles Mission; Working Wardrobes; Miracle Ranch; and the NAACP. In his spare time, Mr. Araluce enjoys running, biking, and playing golf and basketball.