Kansas City, MO | May 26, 2021
National Advisors Trust Company (NATC), and National Advisors Trust South Dakota (NATSD)
announced today the appointment of Michael Schoonmaker as a senior executive team member.
Michael Schoonmaker will be joining the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
(COO), and is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the
As COO, Michael will be responsible for the client experience, improving scale and efficiency, and
transforming the business at National Advisors Trust. He will focus on financial wellness and being the
trusted advisor’s trusted advisor.
With over 28 years of financial services experience, Schoonmaker has a passion for the client
experience. He believes that working in financial services, whether it is directly with clients or trust
services, is noble work.
“People have two major concerns in life, their health, and their money. We have an opportunity to help
people ensure their assets are administered according to their wishes”, Schoonmaker said. He has a firm
commitment to ensuring that NATC associates help build enriching, lifelong relationships with clients.
Prior to joining NATC, Schoonmaker worked at American Century Investments (ACI) as the VP of the
Private Client Group and Sales. He was responsible for building and establishing an RIA at the firm,
bringing financial planning and managed account services.
Preceding ACI, Schoonmaker worked at Fidelity Investments for 24 years, most recently as VP Senior
Branch Manager. He was responsible for acquiring and driving business opportunities in Oregon,
Nevada, and New Mexico through. He led a team of managers and associates who helped individual
investors with their financial goals.
Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in German from Weber State University. He holds a master’s degree
in organizational behavior and human resources from Westminster College.