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1001 N. Lindsay Street, Suite 102
Highpoint, North Carolina 27262
(336) 889-6220


Michael Sterling Smith, ChFC, AEP, CAP, CLU

Michael Sterling Smith, ChFC, AEP, CAP, CLU


Sterling Financial founder Mike Smith, a decorated veteran who served our country in Vietnam, began his career as a CPA in Alabama with Coopers & Lybrand.

He went on to become treasurer and CFO of Expediter Systems, Inc. and treasurer and CFO of Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. His experience as a CPA and CFO uniquely qualifies him to understand your needs, in both business and estate planning. As a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), Mike will provide knowledge and tools to assist you articulate and advance your highest aspirations for self, family and society. From a simple beneficiary designation to a Donor Advised Fund or a complex Family Foundation, Mike can assist your decision process. A true community leader, Mike has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, receiving prestigious awards from the American Diabetes Association and Family Service of the Piedmont. He shares his expertise because he has a heart for service to his country, his community and to you, his clients.