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Mike Barker

MBA
Franchise Field Vice President
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1240 Winnowing Way, Suite 102
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Mike Barker, Field Vice President | Ameriprise Financial
Learn how Mike Barker, Field Vice President at Ameriprise Financial, helps financial advisors in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina manage and grow their practices.
9 Years with Firm
98 Territory Retention Rate

My territory

Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina

How I work to support your success

I am responsible for ensuring that advisors have access to resources to run and grow their practice. By combining the vision you establish for your practice with the support from my team and resources from Ameriprise, you'll have the opportunity to experience growth, equity ownership and success.

My team and I will work with you to:

  • Optimize practice efficiencies to help drive improved margins
  • Drive practice value or equity
  • Understand how to effectively operate as a CEO of your practice
  • Protect your practice from the unexpected and prepare for your retirement with a customized succession plan

Career highlights

  • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2008
  • Ameriprise Outstanding Leader Award, 2014

Other interests

  • Traveling
  • Family movie nights
  • Staying active: snow skiing, softball, golf, etc.

Local leadership team

Jason Bilyeu
Regional Sales Manager
Responsibilities

For advisors interested in growing their client acquisition business and improving their marketing strategies, Jason coaches advisors on how to incorporate a systematic marketing process within their practice. He helps advisors share their story, promote their brand, leverage online resources and be proactive in the digital world of social media. To do this, Jason will focus on helping you consistently execute on a referral strategy, implement an effective client and prospect communication plan, and help you build your digital presence.

Shaun-Scott
Shaun Scott
Support Regional Financial Advice Sales Consultant
Responsibilities

For advisors interested in growing their financial planning business, Shaun works with advisors to create a systematic process for your practice. Shaun  helps identify how to engage clients/prospects in advice conversations and produce simplified deliverables to increase capacity and drive business through the financial planning client service model.

Dave Hostetler, CLTC®
Senior Manager, Franchise Recruiting and Engagement
Responsibilities

Dave works closely with successful teams to help them to find and develop new talent; this includes support staff, Associate Financial Advisors and experienced advisors wanting to join a team. He also partners with new advisors joining our firm to guide them through a successful transition and onboard process. Dave is also available to assist advisors with business planning and determining which corporate resources to work with for coaching and support.

Cedell Bledsoe
Senior Territory Coordinator
Responsibilities

Cedell provides administrative and operational support, and also coordinates meetings, training and seminars. Cedell is the point person for advisor questions, and proactively works with advisors to ensure they receive the support they need.

Anita Karnatz, CRPC®
Lead Regional Financial Advice Sales Consultant
Responsibilities

For advisors interested in growing their financial planning business, Anita works with advisors to create a systematic process for your practice. Anita helps identify how to engage clients/prospects in advice conversations and produce simplified deliverables to increase capacity and drive business through the financial planning client service model.

Matt Olson, CFP®
Recruiting Director
Responsibilities

Matt is responsible for sourcing and evaluating experienced advisors, including franchisees, associate financial advisors and advisors coming from acquired practices.

Brian Tingley
Installation Manager
Responsibilities

Brian helps practices create efficiencies by utilizing technology, integrating tools, and implementing repeatable and consistent business processes.

Allison-Wammel
Allison Wammel
Regional Sales Director
Responsibilities

Allison specializes in helping advisors drive practice results through new business opportunities. She is the primary point of contact for increasing assets and revenue through product solutions. Additionally, she works with advisors on strategies to move up market and go deep with their best clients.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Years with Firm

Years with the Firm may include time with Ameriprise Financial as a financial advisor or in a supporting role, including as a field leader.

Territory Retention Rate

Territory retention rate represents the percentage of financial advisors in the Field Vice President's territory who remained with Ameriprise Financial, during the previous calendar year.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. MN Permit #F-3872. 1491 Ameriprise Financial Center, Minneapolis, MN 55474.

Practice growth results not guaranteed.

Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser.