Michael Sheppard

Michael S. Sheppard, CFP®, CPFA, CEPA is Managing Partner and founder of IronwoodDrive Financial Group,

LLC (IFG). Michael is responsible for the thought leadership, strategic direction & pursuit of driving IFG’s mission while always reflecting the markets we serve. Sheppard has 15+ years of experience as a financial advisor and leader in the financial services industry.

IFG manages retirement plans, employee benefits, & runs financial wellness education programs for businesses and corporations.  IFG provides fee-based financial planning, wealth and risk management for individuals as well as financial planning services for professional athletes, collegiate & professional coaches.

Michael Sheppard comes from a military family that has fought in 4 wars. He attributes his discipline and servant leadership to his late parents and sisters who raised him since the age of 12. While living in 10 different states growing up, Michael calls the Milwaukee area home. The IronwoodDrive comes from the street Michael lived on after losing his 2nd mother. This was a pivotal time where Michael lost his comfort zone and had to establish a new foundation choosing to move forward and focus on a positive future.

Sheppard earned an Electrical Engineering degree at North Dakota State University, where he was also captain of the football team and Student Athlete Activities Counsel President. He spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Omaha Beef before finding his passion of helping others in the financial services industry.

In the community, Michael serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin as Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee, Milwaukee Chamber Theater, The Nature Conservancy & as Chair of the Employ Milwaukee Finance Investment Advisory Board.

Sheppard holds FINRA Series 6, 63, 7, 51, and 24 securities registrations. Sheppard has also carried the Certified Financial

Planner (CFP®) designation since 2011. Sheppard earned the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) and Certified Exit

Planning Advisor designations in 2021. Michael Sheppard is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of Securian Financial Services Inc. IronwoodDrive Financial Group, LLC is independently owned and operated.