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George Varones

Franchise Field Vice President

642 213th Pl NE, Sammamish, WA 98074
23

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.

90

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

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Alaska

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

Local leadership team
  • Skyler Newlands

    Recruiting Director
    Responsibilities

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

  • Ken Smith

    Senior Manager, Franchise Recruiting and Engagement
    Responsibilities

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

  • Jason Helbig, CFP®, CRPC®

    Regional Sales Director
    Responsibilities

    Jason 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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    MayLing Chan

    Regional Sales Manager
    Responsibilities

    For advisors interested in growing their client acquisition business and improving their marketing strategies, MayLing coaches advisors on how to incorporate a systematic marketing process within their practice. She helps advisors share their story, promote their brand, leverage online resources and be proactive in the digital world of social media. To do this, MayLing 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.

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    Chris Gregor

    Senior Territory Coordinator
    Responsibilities

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

  • Headshot of Kyle Goertz

    Kyle Goertz

    Lead Regional Financial Advice Sales Consultant
    Responsibilities

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

  • Headshot of Chuk Ehiwogwu

    Chuk Ehiwogwu

    Support Regional Financial Advice Sales Consultant
    Responsibilities

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

  • Headshot of Paul Offermann

    Paul Offermann

    Installation Manager
    Responsibilities

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

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.
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.