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About Michael

Michael joined Compass with a wealth of skills in marketing, customer service and project management. His ability to leverage these experiences and to think creatively has helped create a truly exceptional experience for his clients.

As the owner/principle of his own marketing company (Armenta Business Solutions) and over 30 years of work experience in the technology industry, Michael knows and understands the needs and aspirations of his clients. Furthermore, to create an exceptional experience he leverages his expertise in negotiation, creating marketing campaigns, coordinating with contractors/service providers and managing to tight schedules.

In addition to holding a real estate license, Michael, received a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical/electronic engineering from CSU Chico. He is currently working toward licensure as a Certified Public Accountant and obtaining a degree in Real Estate.

Michael is a South Bay native who grew up in San Jose. Michael moved to Los Gatos in 2001 where he enjoys the people, community and all the activities the town has to offer.


“Working with Michael was fantastic. His personality made the home-buying process so much fun! His extensive knowledge of the area including schools, neighborhoods, hiking trails, and dog parks helped me find a home I love"

“Michael’s history and knowledge in rental real estate has assisted me in obtaining a very profitable rental property. He helped me run the numbers on income and expense. We also discussed 1031 exchange and various financing options. He went above and beyond to visit an out-of-state property so he could provide advice and first-hand knowledge.” Rajeev J.”

“Michael and I have been working together for many years to buy and sell single family homes. His advice and guidance was invaluable when shopping for a home and his thorough understand of buying process was instrumental in my success.”