Michael G. Curran was born in Portland, Maine in 1957 and grew up in southern New Hampshire. Michael graduated from Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH in 1975 followed by a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master’s degree in education (M.Ed.) from the University of New Hampshire in 1979, 1980 respectively.
Michael G. Curran
After graduate school, Michael moved to Greensboro, NC to continue graduate studies in education and work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During his three year tenure at UNC-G, Michael was the Varsity Men’s and Women’s swim coach, was the Director of the intramural sports program and a Resident Director of several dormitories.
In 1983, Michael left education to pursue a career in the financial services industry. In 1987, Michael moved his family to the Triangle to manage an office for the Principal Financial Group. Michael has always valued education so he completed a second Master’s degree in Financial Services (M.S.F.S.) and several professional designations including a CFP (Certified Financial Planner), CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter and ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant).
In 1992, Michael founded the firm Executive Benefit Services (“EBS”), a financial services firm exclusively focused on the design, implementation, financing and administration of nonqualified deferred compensation plans. EBS quickly became a national leader in nonqualified plans and in 2001, Michael sold EBS to the Principal Financial Group, a Fortune 500 financial services company. Michael remained on as CEO until January of 2005 when he decided to take a sabbatical from business.
Over the next five years, Michael dedicated himself full-time to the mission of the Curran Family Foundation and led the construction of the Triangle Aquatic Center (“TAC”), a 72,000 sf nonprofit public aquatic facility in his home town of Cary, NC. After TAC opened to the community, Michael joined CAPTRUST Financial Advisors in 2009 to build out a new nonqualified executive benefits division. With the successful build out of the nonqualified division completed, Michael joined HydroXphere, LLC in 2013 as President and Co-Managing Partner with Managing Partner and Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Houchin. HydroXphere is the developer of Meet Central™, the #1 APP using mobile devices to run summer swim meets in less time, with fewer volunteers and with much less paper complexity.
Michael lives in Cary, NC with his wife Robyn of 35 years where they raised three children. Kristin Curran, is a graduate in religious studies and history from Saint Mary’s college in Notre Dame, IN (GO Irish) and a graduate from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH with a Master’s degree in counseling and lives in Holly Springs. Bryttany Curran, is a graduate in psychology from the University of Tennessee (GO VOLS) where she swam for the Tennessee Lady Vols swim team for four years and lives in Apex. Danielle Curran Williams, is a graduate in public relations from the University of Florida (GO Gators) and lives with her husband Travis and their two dogs, Mia and Rocky in Jacksonville, FL.
Robyn Curran was born in Oceanside, NY in 1960 and graduated from New Fairfield, CT High School in 1978. Robyn swam year-round for the Wilton YMCA swim team and became a national level swimmer. Robyn went on to college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro…
Robyn R. Curran
Robyn and Michael were married in New Fairfield, CT in 1982 and they raised three children, Kristin, Bryttany and Danielle in Apex / Cary, NC. Robyn was an active volunteer mom in all of their girl’s activities including the PTA, coached their summer league swim teams, was a Meet Director for the year-round swim team, choral trip coordinator and soccer mom.
Today, Robyn volunteers full-time as the Senior Director of Finance at the nonprofit Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, NC and in her free time, she enjoys running, swimming, traveling and spending time with her children, grandchildren and grandpups.
Kristin Curran was born in Greensboro, NC in 1985 and grew up in Apex / Cary, NC. Kristin graduated from Cary Academy High School in 2003 and went on to Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN where she graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in religious studies and history.
Kristin E. Curran
After graduate school, Kristin joined Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC where she taught theology and helped coach the Crusaders swim team. Today, Kristin works at the Triangle Health Center in Cary, NC where their mission is to help people reach their full God given potential through healthy living.
Kristin lives in Holly Springs, NC and in her free time, enjoys running, being at Lake Gaston with family and reading.
Bryttany Curran was born in Greensboro, NC in 1988 and grew up in Apex / Cary, NC. Bryttany graduated from Cary Academy High School in 2006 and received an athletic scholarship to swim for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols swim team.
Bryttany L. Curran
After graduation, Bryttany traveled Europe for seven months and then returned home to join Cato Research as a Project Coordinator in their Research Triangle Park office. Bryttany moved to their Boston office for one year and returned home to the Triangle in 2013.
Today, Bryttany leads the global business development efforts at Novareté, an innovative software company that enhances company culture through measuring employee engagement and alignment. In addition, Bryttany serves her community by sitting on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Triangle Aquatic Center. She also volunteers with Elevation Church through leading a weekly small group, leading worship on Sundays, and helping with the kid’s ministry.
Bryttany lives in Apex, NC and in her free time, Bryttany enjoys rock climbing, reading, and spending time with her family, fiancé Jordan, and soon-to-be step-daughter Hailey.
Danielle Curran Williams was born in Raleigh, NC in 1990 and grew up in Apex/Cary N.C. Danielle graduated from Cary Academy High School in 2008 and went on to graduate with honors from the University of Florida with a BS degree in public relations.
Danielle Curran Williams
After her internship, Danielle spent three and a half years as the Marketing Specialist for Jax Federal Credit Union. There, she served on the credit union’s Pride Committee that helped raise funds for local charities in Jacksonville such as K9s for Warriors, Dreams Come True & Miriam’s Basket. In August of 2014, Danielle married her husband, Travis Williams, and adopted their sweet puppies, Mia Killer & Rocky Bear!
Today, Danielle works as an account manager for Vizergy, a digital marketing agency in Jacksonville, FL. She and her husband help lead a Young Marrieds Ministry at their church and enjoy volunteering for local nonprofits like Habijax, Feeding Northeast Florida, Hope Worldwide & No More Homeless Pets. They also love taking their two dogs to the beach, visiting family at the lake, kayaking, grilling out with friends and traveling.