Meet the Tiedemann team
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Michael is responsible for managing a number of Tiedemann’s client relationships and overseeing their advisors to provide solutions that address the challenges of stewardship of wealth over generations. As a member of the firm’s business development and strategy team, he is a referral resource for attorneys and accountants.
Prior to joining Tiedemann in 2017, Michael worked in senior roles within the United States Treasury working with Africa and Europe. He served as a financial diplomat in the Middle East spanning the tenures of U.S. Treasury Secretaries Geithner, Lew, and Mnuchin. Greenwald initially served as the United States Treasury Policy Advisor for Europe. In this role, he was appointed head of the United States Delegation to the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism before the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. Greenwald was part of the U.S. Treasury team that crafted U.S. sanctions against Russia, the largest U.S. sanctions program to date, and negotiated similar sanctions by Europe. Between 2015-2017, he served as the first United States Treasury Attaché appointed to Qatar and Kuwait and opened the Treasury Department’s office in Doha, Qatar. He also served in a variety of counterterrorism roles in the U.S. Intelligence Community and in the Office of General Council at the U.S Treasury. Greenwald worked closely with the National Security Council at the White House tackling issues and crafting sanctions programs related to countering ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, Ukraine/Russia, Syria, and North Korea.
Michael is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on international security, the Middle East and the global economy. He has been featured on CNBC; published in Barrons; and given lectures at The Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard, Yale Law School, Stanford, and Northwestern Business School, Doha.
Board experience and memberships (past and current) include:
- Visiting Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
- Senior Nonresident Fellow, Atlantic Council Geoeconomics Center
- Deputy Executive Director, The Trilateral Commission
- Member, Aspen Institute Vanguard Society of Fellows
- Board Member, The Promise Fund of Palm Beach
- Member, Concordia
- Board Member, Halo Maritime Defense Systems
- Advisor, Dana Farber Cancer Institute (2017-2020)
- National Board Member and Chairman of the Finance Committee, Susan G. Komen Foundation (2018-2020)
- Adjunct Professor, Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies (2017-2019)
- Chairman Emeritus, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Next Generation Board (2015-2017)
- Board Member, Public Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (2010-2015)
Michael earned a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law, a Master of Arts from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Washington University. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Michael resides between Palm Beach, FL and New York City, NY with his fiancé.