Micah Porter is President and CEO of Minerva Planning Group, a CFA charterholder, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He began work at Minerva in 2003 with extensive experience in business planning and corporate finance. Micah enjoys working together with individual clients to formulate, implement and update their comprehensive financial plans. Additionally, as a CFA charterholder, he is responsible for establishing and implementing Minerva’s overall investment strategy and managing client portfolios. Micah is a NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor.
Prior to arriving at Minerva, Micah held various positions at XO Communications, a telecommunications startup. While at XO, he was responsible for business planning and product development for the Midwest Region. He later moved to the national sales organization, where he was a top performer and Sales Director of the Year for 2000.
Prior to working at XO, Micah worked at BMG International, a multi-billion dollar entertainment conglomerate with offices in over 40 countries worldwide. Micah was the Executive Assistant to the President, and in that position he was responsible for financial reporting including authoring the annual report for the division and strategic planning. Based on his recommendations, the company launched multi-million dollar expansions in both the international video game and home video markets. Micah assumed responsibility for the launch of these divisions in Spain, Portugal and Latin America and also managed the company’s interest in a joint-venture Latin music channel based in Caracas, Venezuela.
Micah received his Masters in International Business with a financial focus from the University of South Carolina in 1993, and graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College of the University of South Carolina in 1991. He still speaks a bit of German along with some Spanish. He lives in Decatur with his wife Jennifer, daughter Ellison, two cats, assorted fish and a snail.