Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Saunders Company
Michael Saunders is the founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Company, an independent real estate brokerage in Florida. Saunders has overseen the firm's growth from a single office into a network of 24 full-service real estate offices—with more than 700 agents and 200 staff members spanning the Gulf Coast region from Bradenton to Boca Grande. With sales that topped over $2.79 billion in 2018, Michael Saunders & Company is the largest-selling brokerage in all price ranges throughout Southwest Florida. In 2003, Saunders was the first woman recipient of the Florida Enterprise Medal, presented annually by the Merchant's Association of Florida. She was named "Citizen of the Year" by the Sarasota Kiwanis Club, and was honored by the Sarasota Community Video Archives in 2003. In 2004, Saunders was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. In 2008, Saunders was named one of the top 25 Most Influential Women in real estate.