Mike Grater


“I enjoy wearing multiple hats, constantly learning, contributing to the team, and making a difference for the diverse client base we serve.”

Mike’s a doer and leads by example. He runs or lifts most mornings. He’s a College Now Greater Cleveland mentor, walking alongside students to help them succeed in higher education. He roots for his Cleveland sports teams with a passion, but for Mike, family comes first.

A close second might be Mike’s affinity for spreadsheets. If something can be put on a spreadsheet, Mike’s got one, especially if the output optimizes Highland’s approach to delivering investment research, reporting and consulting services.

“There’s a multiplier effect with our work that brings me satisfaction. I strongly believe the expertise we provide benefits individuals and organizations far beyond those we interact with directly.”

Mike sings, golfs and eats with gusto. Singing actual song lyrics? Optional. Shooting below 90? Not usually. Ice cream on Sunday? Without fail.


  • Relevant experience since 2009
  • With Highland since 2013


  • BA, Baldwin Wallace University, Magna Cum Laude
  • MBA, Baldwin Wallace University, Magna Cum Laude


  • CFA® Charterholder
  • CFA Institute
  • CFA Society of Cleveland
  • College Now Greater Cleveland, Mentor