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Nicolas L. Gilliam

Franchise Field Vice President

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19109 W. Catawba Ave, Suite 200, Cornelius, NC 28031

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

  • Began my career as an advisor in Charlotte, NC in 2006.
  • Ameriprise Outstanding Leader Award 2015
  • Worked on several national committees, including Experienced Advisor Recruiting, External Practice Acquisitions, and New Advisor Training programs

Other Interests

  • I live in the Charlotte, NC area with my wife Leah and two children, Mallory and Easton.
  • I create fine art oil paintings - Layered Paintings - Cubism and Russian Constructivist - Abstract Figurative -
  • I am an avid Washington Capitals fan.
  • My values are gratitude, respect and balance.

Local leadership team
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    Ariana Harris

    Recruiting Director (DC, VA & NC)

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

  • Dana D'Aigle, CFP®, CRPC®

    Manager, Franchise Recruiting and Engagement (VA & NC)

    Dana 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. She also works with new advisors joining our firm to guide them through a successful transition and onboard process. Dana 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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    Debi Biekkola, CFP®

    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.

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    Lauren Hanson

    Regional Sales Manager

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

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    Anita Karnatz, CRPC®

    Lead Regional Financial Advice Sales Consultant

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

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    Bill Baker, ChFC®

    Installation Manager

    Bill helps practices create efficiencies by utilizing technology, integrating tools, and 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.