Mike Kiley


Qualifications or certifications: American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) qualified pension administrator (QPA) Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA); Series 65 licensed as a registered investment advisor representative.


Alumni: Purdue University, B.S. Mathematics/Actuarial Science


Mike Kiley is a veteran of more than 16 years in the corporate retirement plan industry, with a focus on defined contribution and defined benefit plan design and consulting.


A passion for the investment side of the business has allowed Mike to flourish as a consultant, where he develops relationships with investment advisors who partner with Nyhart to offer our retirement solutions. Clients appreciate his ability to articulate investment and plan design issues and is regularly turned to for advice on matters affecting plan design and general industry trends. He also is involved with 401(k) plan design and helps clients interpret the rules and regulations with regard to the IRS and Department of Labor.


Series 65 certified, Mike also consults participants directly, conducting investment education for participants in both group and one-on-one settings, explaining the importance of saving in their 401(k) plan, how the programs work and answers questions, and attends annual reviews of the plans. He educates clients on complicated plan matters, as well as working with clients to make changes in plans.


Prior to joining Nyhart in 2002, Mike worked for the regional pension consulting firm McCready and Keene, the global firm Ernst and Young in their Human Resource Consulting division and the financial planning firm AXA Advisors.


An avid runner, swimmer, and guitarist, Mike is married and has three daughters.

Areas of expertise

401(k), 403(b), nonqualified deferred compensation plans, plan design, consulting, defined benefit pension plans, combo plans, investment advisor partnerships, plan participant education

Ask Nyhart® articles written by Mike:

  • 2017 Cost of Living Adjustments

    The IRS has released the cost of living adjustments that affect the dollar limits for both retirement plans and health & welfare plans for the 2017 tax year. Most limits […]
  • IRS Relief for Missed Rollover Deadline

    The IRS just made what many experts are calling a surprise move. Savers who miss a 60-day deadline for rolling over their IRA or workplace retirement savings plan, like a […]
  • Bill Seeks to Encourage MEPs & Larger Matching Contributions

    Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senator Nelson (D-FL) and Ranking Member of the Committee, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) recently introduced The Retirement Security Act of 2014.  The […]
  • ERISA Stock Drop Case Goes to Supreme Court

    On December 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving a plan fiduciary’s duties under ERISA.  The case, Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, involves an allegation […]
  • IRS Releases Revised Correction Program for Retirement Plans

    The IRS has updated its voluntary correction program for retirement plans, Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), in Revenue Procedure 2013-12.  Below are some highlights of the new Program. Making […]