Mike Waters is the founder and president of The Benefit Planning Group, Inc. (BPG), an employee benefits and financial consulting firm headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. He has worked in the employee benefits and financial services industries for over 25 years and is certified through the Wharton School of Business as a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).

Mike is nationally recognized as an innovator in the physician financial services marketplace. He has assisted several Medical Associations, such as the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in the design of proprietary disability and life insurance programs.

He has also worked with major insurance carriers, such as TIAA, Connecticut Mutual, and CNA, in the design of disability and life insurance programs tailored especially for healthcare organizations. Through his efforts, these products and investment programs have been implemented in more than 40 medical schools and 30 university physician faculty practices throughout the country.

Mike is a graduate of Liberty University and a veteran from the Marine Corps. He has 6 children and 1 grandchild. He resides in Bahama, North Carolina with his wife, Angie.