President & CEO
Michael Babikian, JD, LLM, MBA, is President and CEO for Transamerica Brokerage, a distribution unit of the Life & Protection division of Transamerica. Previously Babikian was EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Brokerage, and Chief Product Officer. Babikian joined Transamerica in 2003 as an Advanced Marketing Consultant and quickly became an invaluable member of the executive team. Prior to joining Transamerica, Babikian was General Counsel to Infinite Source Technologies, Inc., where he advised on all legal and tax matters. Previously, he worked as an attorney for the tax law firm of Baker, Olson, LeCroy and Danielian, where he advised clients on tax and business matters. His experience also includes working as a tax specialist in the Personal Financial Planning department of KPMG, where he consulted with high-net-worth clients and their tax and legal counsel on complex financial, tax and estate planning issues. Babikian also worked in the legal department of the California Franchise Tax Board. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Glendale University College of Law, where he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Glendale Bar Association and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Glendale Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service. He was the Committee Chair for the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Armenian Bar Association and was a member of the American Bar Association's Tax Committee for Exempt Organizations.