About Susan Michel


Susan Michel, CEO & Founder – Glen Eagle

Susan Michel founded Glen Eagle in 2002 with the vision of a being a valued partner to her clients in achieving their long-term wealth management goals.

Today, under her principled guidance, Glen Eagle has grown to become a national financial services firm providing its clients – including corporations, business owners and multigenerational families – with trusted stewardship and transparent access to their wealth.

Drawing upon her background as a longtime financial advisor and former teacher, Susan leads her team in delivering an educational, holistic focus on their clients’ goals. At the same time, she has positioned Glen Eagle at the forefront of change, with flexible online technology to inform and empower clients.

As a mother of four successful adult children and a daughter taking care of elderly parents, Susan believes strongly in honoring her clients’, and her employees’, life goals. With the credo of “Faith, Family, Firm, in that order,” she prioritizes purposeful conversations which often revolve around relationships and family, in advising clients on their financial and personal decisions.

Glen Eagle specializes in financial planning for business leaders, to include strategic planning for business growth capital, intergenerational family and business finances, and succession planning. Glen Eagle is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

Susan’s business leadership has been recognized with the 2015 Brava Award by Smart CEO; and Glen Eagle received the 2016 Circle of Excellence Award by the Greater Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce. Susan is a frequent speaker, most recently at Financial Advisor’s Invest in Women Conference, the Enterprising Women Conference, and the Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce/Trenton Business Week Event. She is a guest contributor for Enterprising Women Magazine and has been featured in Fortune, Forbes and Newsweek.

Susan is an active member of the Women’s’ President Organization (WPO), Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) as a member of their premier circle of women business owners, the Friendly Sons and Daughter of Saint Patrick of Mercer County, is a Trustee of the Barnegat Light Taxpayers’ Association (BLTA) and is Treasurer of the Iron Mike Foundation of Trenton Catholic Academy. Susan also serves on the board of Trustees for the College of St. Elizabeth’s.

Susan is a graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth, and began her professional career as a teacher. Since 1988 Susan has incorporated her love of teaching and financial expertise into her career as a financial advisor.

Family is an important theme in Susan’s personal life. She has successfully raised four children with love, encouragement and dedication in helping them to each reach their own personal goals. Her oldest son graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served two combat tours in the Middle East. Her other two sons each attended Yale University and her daughter graduated from the University of Notre Dame.

Five Generations Working Side-By-Side

The five generations can work together effectively while learning from each other through collaboration, teamwork and understanding.

Life Insurance: What All Women Should Know with Hilary Kurzer

Listen in as Hilary Kurzer discusses what women should keep in mind when choosing a life insurance policy.

The Importance of Financial Literacy With Toneisha Friday

Toneisha Friday shares the importance of financial literacy, leveraging your network and knowing your worth.

Wisdom Begins in Wonder with Susan and Carol Ann Michel

Susan and Carol Ann Michel share insight into juggling career, life and family – from both perspectives!

The Unpredictability of Life with Jen McNelis

Susan is joined by Jen McNelis as she talks about college majors, careers and the importance of learning once a part of the workforce.

Creating the Lifestyle You Want with Cheryl Biron

Cheryl Biron joins Susan to share her advice for changing careers and the how important it is to know your strengths, passions, and goals.

Choosing Your Own Path with Kristin Santizo

This week, we are joined by Kristin Santizo as she discusses what made her leave her company to start her own business.

Leading the Feminist Revolution in Immersive Tech with Sybil Steele

Susan Michel is joined by Sybil Steele, Founder & CEO of Temme Media. Sybil uses immersive tech to create female-focused content.

Making a Real Impact on the Lives of Those in Need

On this week’s podcast, Susan Michel is joined by Meredith Michel as she discusses helping those who are often overlooked.

A Growing Family and a Growing Business with Michelle Slapa

Susan Michel and Michelle Slapa talk about joining the family business and how to grow a business while cherishing time spent with family.