Senior Management

Michael S. Sluder

Chief Investment Officer

Michael S. Sluder

Mike joined Family Asset Management in 2006, and brings to FAM a broad background in equity and fixed income investments as well as knowledge in most investment strategies. His experience includes more than eight years performing due diligence and recommending traditional and alternative investments to high net worth clients. He currently manages over $100 million in alternative strategies and leads Family Asset Management’s investment team, directing over one billion dollars in assets. Mike earned his BA and MA in Economics from the University of Alabama, receiving the Outstanding Economics Student Award. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Alabama Society of Financial Analysts.


Jeffrey W. Gordon

Director, Fiduciary Services

Jeffrey W. Gordon

Jeff joined Family Asset Management in 1993 and has more than 27 years of experience in trust and estate administration, including 10 years before joining FAM. He graduated from Columbus State University, the Southern Trust School at Birmingham Southern College, and the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University. Jeff has also obtained his Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) certifications.


O. Lee Wiseley, Jr.

Director, Wealth Strategies

O. Lee Wiseley, Jr.

Lee joined Family Asset Management in 2006 and brings both legal and tax experience to FAM. His background includes working for his family’s manufacturing business, four years with the Internal Revenue Service as an Estate Tax Attorney and 11 years in private law practice representing high net worth clients in connection with estate planning and administration, business planning and tax controversies. Lee earned his BBA with an emphasis in Finance as well as his JD from the University of Georgia. He later earned his LL.M. in Taxation from Emory University. A frequent speaker at professional education programs, he is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. Previously, Lee served as Chair of the Fiduciary Law Section of the Georgia Bar.


J. Hamilton Hilsman, IV

Director, Private Family Office

J. Hamilton Hilsman, IV

Hamilton joined Family Asset Management in 2004 after working three years with portfolios of high net worth clients, handling investment, banking, estate planning and financial planning. He worked eight years prior in a commercial lending capacity. Hamilton earned his BA in History as well as his MBA from the University of Georgia.


Albert H. Mullin

Senior Family Office Advisor

Albert H. Mullin

Bert joined Family Asset Management in 2005, after more than ten years of experience with high net worth clients through personal trust services and two years in private practice with a local law firm. Bert earned his BA in History from the University of Georgia and then graduated from the Georgia State College of Law. He is a member of the Georgia and Alabama Bar Associations. He has obtained his Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA®) certification.

Family office services are provided through Family Asset Management, a division of Synovus Trust Company, N.A. Investment products and services provided by Synovus are offered through Synovus Securities, Inc ("SSI"), Synovus Trust Company, N.A. ("STC"), GLOBALT, a separately identifiable division of STC and Creative Financial Group, a division of SSI. Trust services for Synovus are provided by Synovus Trust Company, N.A. The registered broker-dealer offering brokerage products for Synovus is Synovus Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment products and services are not FDIC insured, are not deposits of or other obligations of Synovus Bank, are not guaranteed by Synovus Bank and involve investment risk, including possible loss of principal amount invested.

Synovus Securities, Inc. is a subsidiary of Synovus Financial Corp and an affiliate of Synovus Bank and Synovus Trust. Synovus Trust Company, N.A. is a subsidiary of Synovus Bank.