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Michael Collet

Profile Updated: October 18, 2011
Residing In:
Des Moines, IA USA
Spouse/Partner:
Kristin
Occupation:
Bond Analyst/Head of Corporate Credit Research
Children:
2 boys and 1 girl. Erik, born 1998, Ingrid, born 2001, Andreas, born 2003
Comments:

I studied economics and math as an undergraduate at UW-Madison, and was a roommate with Matt Conklin and Tom Brunner for one year. I obtained a masters degree in finance at UW-Madison in 1998. In between, I spent a year in Norway with my wife Kristin (while she, a norwegian, finished her degree in genetics).

Upon graduation in 1998, we moved to Iowa as I began a career as a bond analyst at a large independent money manager. Kristin subsequently (after the birth of our first boy, Erik) got a job at seed company Pioneer Hi-bred in molecular biology.

More recently, I've started to take athletics more seriously, having completed a number of road races. I've found that I'm a stronger triathlete than runner and competed in the USA Triathlon National Championship in 2007. I completed my first Ironman in August 2008 and narrowly missed qualifying for Kona with Ironman Wisconsin in 2009. Next up, Ironman Wisconsin 2012!

My boy Erik is now 13, while Ingrid is 10 and Andreas is 8. The kids have all their cousins in Norway, as my deadbeat brother and sister have yet to provide my mother with any additional grandchildren. But they love visiting the Norwegian cousins (they all live in the Oslo area), and do so every year. What lucky kids!

School Story:

I suppose a very formative moment was when, after lobbing a football 10 or so yards, gym teacher Mr. Anderson said "you didn't play much sports as a kid, did you Mike?" Cruel, but it taught me an important lesson.

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So sorry to hear this, Sean was such a good guy.

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Posted: Mar 06, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Erik, me, Andreas, my mom, Ingrid, Kristin at Easter in 2008.
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Me at the "Spirit of Racine" half ironman in July 2007.
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Me camping in 2006
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Ingrid and Erik, middle two kids, at Gaustadtoppen in Norway in October 2011.
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Me with my two Goldendoodle puppies in Spring 2011.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:50 PM
The three kids in front are Erik, Andreas, and Ingrid. In the back and right are my kids' Norwegian Grandpa and cousin. In addition, my wife Kristin bravely took 3 neighborhood kids (friends of Erik) to Norway. What lucky kids. The best I ever got was Windsor, Canada!