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James Hiter

Franchise Field Vice President
4030 Quarles Court
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
James Hiter, Field Vice President | Ameriprise Financial
Learn how James Hiter, Field Vice President at Ameriprise Financial, helps financial advisors in North Carolina and Virginia manage and grow their practices.
21 Years with Firm
97 Territory Retention Rate

My territory

North Carolina and Virginia

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:

  • Transition your practice, providing customized support and best practices
  • Operate with independence, knowing that support is available when needed
  • 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

  • Built successful personal practice from 1979 to 1992, prior to my current role
  • Successfully helped transition more than 50 practices from one advisor to another

Other interests

  • Owning and operating a working farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
  • Running, road biking, kayaking and other outdoor activities
  • Home brewing craft beer
  • Attending school sporting events with daughter and son, ages 18 & 15

Local leadership team

Tiffany Eisentrout
Senior Territory Coordinator

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

Debi Biekkola
Regional Sales Director

Debi 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.

Nic Gilliam
Manager, Franchise Recruiting and Engagement

Nic 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. Nic is also available to assist advisors with business planning and determining which corporate resources to work with for coaching and support.

Corey Walen
Corey Walen
Recruiting Director

Corey is responsible for sourcing and evaluating experienced advisors, including franchisees, Associate Financial Advisors and advisors coming from acquired practices.

Joshua Hinsch
Regional Sales Manager

For advisors interested in growing their client acquisition business and improving their marketing strategies, Joshua 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, Joshua 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.

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.