Mike Barker

Sr. Franchise Field Vice President

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1240 Winnowing Way, Suite 102 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

Years with Firm

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

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

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 and 2019

Other interests

  • Traveling
  • Family movie nights
  • Softball with the children
  • Staying active: snow skiing, softball, golf, etc.

My Leadership Team
  • Matt Olson, CFP®

    Recruiting Director

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

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    Ryan Kayfes

    Regional Sales Manager

    For advisors interested in growing their client acquisition business and improving their marketing strategies, Ryan 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, Ryan 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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    Kevin Sevlie, CFP®, RICP®, APMA®

    Senior Manager, Franchise Recruiting and Engagement

    Kevin 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. Kevin 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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    Emily Marquis

    Regional Sales Director

    Emily specializes in helping advisors drive growth 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.

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    Julie Gackstetter

    Senior Territory Coordinator

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

  • Eduardo Gelpi

    Financial Advice Sales Consultant

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

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    Sarab Anand

    Installation Manager

    Sarab 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.