Welcome Michael Deen to the product team!

Nikki Bhatia
Sr. Product Manager
January 8, 2021

Purpose Advisor Solutions is excited to welcome Michael Deen to the PAS product team! At PAS we look for product managers who are passionate about the advisor-client experience, have a bias towards execution, and can collaborate across all teams to build best-in-class products. Michael has all of these qualities, and so much more! Michael has worn many hats in his career ranging from engineering to financial advice to operations. We are delighted to have Michael join us as a Senior Product Manager working on our data infrastructure and integrations! Welcome, Michael!


Before PAS


Michael has had a wide-ranging and fascinating career. Most recently, Michael built and managed data reconciliation processes for a large advisor firm. This has given him a deep understanding of advisors’ needs and how they can best scale their practice using data — experience that he will surely use as he builds product for all independent advisors in Canada at PAS!

Other career highlights for Michael include:

  • Building a gamified financial planning software
  • Helped get an automotive Green Tech startup off the ground (it is still alive some how!)
  • Spent roughly 10 years as a Bond Trader in the UK (Credit Suisse, Rabobank, ANZ)
  • Consulting work for an environmental NGO in Hanoi Vietnam


At PAS


Michael will dive into our data strategy and deliver ‘data as a product’ for all our users — from the investor to operations to compliance to the PM firm executive. Everyone needs a dataset, and an interface to that dataset, that will help them succeed at doing their job easily, accurately, and independently. As a Senior Product Manager, Michael will work closely with product and engineering teams to build delightful data products for our users!

Michael’s super power as a product manager is challenging the status quo — he likes to ask the the question ‘why’ and think of new ways to bring fresh perspectives and fresh solutions to problems.



Fun Facts


Michael is an avid cyclist and has biked from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi — all after riding the length of New Zealand! Coming from Irish and Malaysian descent, Michael also loves live music and delicious food.