Albanese used his dual degrees to establish his career as the vice president of global strategy at Credit Suisse. In his 8 years there he built Japanese broker dealer, DLJdirect SFG, with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group in Japan. It eventually became the second largest online broker in Japan. He also launched the first automated, scalable, online US equities product in Japan, performed due diligence for all broker dealer business, and conducted market analysis for equities broker dealers in Hong Kong and India. 
Michael then jumped ship to J.P. Morgan Co. where he spent the next 15 years. He started as vice president in prouct management and global corporate trust where he designed a strategic plan for trustee and paying agent products and developed the division's first product management council. Albanese then switched gears and became the head of Japan Trust business. He also joined the board of directors at JP Morgan Trust Bank. In this role he led the Japanese Trust Bank business in Tokyo and directly managed 51 employees.
Michael's next role was as executive director of product management where he managed US government securities clearing, settlements and Triparty business. He also oversaw the implementation of post-crisis market reforms in the US Triparty Repo market. His last three years at JP Morgan were spent as managing director and global head of collateral management. He completely lead the collateral management business and assessed the viability of industry-wide blockchain use cases.
In 2019 Albanese became the CEO of Tradewind Markets, a blockchain based digital precious metals market. Michael commented about joining the company: 
Clear opportunities exist to improve how physical assets trade, settle, are custodied, and are mobilized as collateral—both in the precious metals space and beyond. Smart deployment of technology can benefit multiple participants in the ecosystem. I am excited to join a company that has already successfully executed on a major asset class