Michelle Winkles


Partner and Chief Marketing Officer


Michelle Winkles


Partner and Chief Marketing Officer

"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

- Albert Einstein

Role at Mission Wealth

Michelle is an energetic, innovative and results-focused marketing professional with more than 16 years of distinguished business leadership experience. As the Chief Marketing Officer at Mission Wealth, she is responsible for recommending, executing and overseeing all of the firm's marketing, communications and public relations activities. Her focus is on enhancing the visibility and reputation of the firm in order to achieve the firm's strategic objectives, visibility and reputation among clients, prospective clients and business/referral partners.

Career Highlights

For 11 years, Michelle helped pioneer a marketing team at a real estate and property management accounting software corporation, providing a diversified array of strengths in communication, leadership, organization, strategic planning and execution. With a sharp ability to effectively manage and coach teams, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines, she contributed to key product marketing initiatives when joining an e-commerce shipping automation startup in 2016.


Community Involvement

In her free time, she is an active marketing and communications committee member for the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara, enabling women to combine their charitable dollars into significant grants focused on the critical needs of women, children and families. She is also on the marketing committee for Fairview Gardens, a non-profit organization that preserves and operated as a working organic farm, nurturing the human spirit through educational programs and public activities at the farm.

Spotlight on Michelle

In this interview, Michelle discusses her passion for community involvement, her newfound love for country music and exciting initiatives Mission Wealth will focus on.

To read about our interview with Michelle, take a look at our Spotlight on the Team: Michelle Winkles article!


Michelle graduated from UCSB in 2005 with her Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Communications. Passionate about advancing her marketing skills, she achieved a Marketing Professional Certification from UCSB Extension in 2012. In December 2017, she achieved her Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management & Social Business from Antioch University, Santa Barbara with a Certificate of Excellence, as top of her class.

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