George Varones

Senior Franchise Field Vice President

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2550 Meridian Blvd, Suite 200, Franklin, TN 37067

Years of Experience

Years of Experience

Prior to October 26, 2017, Years of Experience included time as an advisor with any firm, as well as time as an employee or business owner in the financial services industry. Any number entered after October 26, 2017 is required to represent the number of years since the advisor first became licensed to sell securities.


Territory Retention Rate

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.

My territory

Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, Kentucky, Southern Missouri, St. Louis Metro, Southern Ohio, Tennessee

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
  • Optimize practice efficiencies to drive improved margins
  • Operate with independence, knowing that support is available when needed
  • Leverage a broad array of products and services to best suit your practice and clients' needs

Career highlights

  • Former Regional Sales Manager for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; managed a business of $80 billion in assets, $700 million in revenue and over 900 advisors
  • Successfully managed and led advisors in wirehouse models, banked-based and independent channels.
  • Ran own independent advisor practice for 11 years

Other interests

  • Wife and two sons
  • Skiing, fishing and outdoor activities with friends and family
  • Fine wine and dining

My Leadership Team
  • Headshot of Nate Mosakowski

    Nate Mosakowski

    Recruiting Director

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

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    Dan Warden

    Manager, Franchise Recruiting and Engagement

    Dan 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 works with new advisors joining our firm to guide them through a successful transition and onboard process. Dan is also available to assist advisors with business planning and determining which corporate resources to work with for coaching and support.

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    Adam Hirsch

    Regional Sales Director

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

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    Tim Thrasher

    Regional Sales Manager

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

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    Sarah Lingle

    Franchise Engagement Coordinator

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

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    Mitch Johnson, CFP®

    Financial Advice Sales Consultant

    For advisors interested in growing their financial planning business, Mitch works with advisors to create a systematic process for their practice. Mitch 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.

  • Kyle Wedin

    Senior Field Manager – Adoption, Readiness and Change

    Kyle helps practices manage change and create efficiencies by implementing repeatable and consistent business processes.  

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
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, LLC, a registered investment adviser.