Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Prospera is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Townsend, CFP® to Prospera’s Business Development Team and advisor family. Mike brings over 21 years of experience and was formerly with Ameriprise Financial.
Mike started in the industry in 1992 as a Financial Advisor with Gruntal & Co. in Chicago, IL. He moved to Olde Financial Corporation in 1993 and became a branch office manager. In 1999 Olde was acquired by H&R Block Financial advisors where Mike became a Complex Director, then Regional Director and ultimately became Divisional Director in 2006. When H&R Block Financial Advisors was acquired by Ameriprise in 2009, he was named the Regional Director for the Ameriprise offices in IL, WI, and MN. In addition to serving in a recruiting role at Prospera, Mike will be looking to grow his practice in the Chicago area.
"I strongly believe that the independent model is both in the best interest of the client and the advisor. I also believe that a hybrid model of both advisory services and brokerage is essential in meeting client needs. I chose Prospera because they offered both independence and a hybrid model of products and services allowing advisors to deliver world-class asset management services along with holistic financial planning. Prospera is a great choice for advisors seeking flexibility in a rapidly changing industry. Since I’m also in the process of building my personal wealth management practice, my clients and I will also benefit from having access to one of the leading platforms in the industry while maintaining true independence to service my clients in the manner I feel works best for them.”
About Prospera Financial Services
Founded in 1982, Prospera Financial Services, member FINRA/SIPC and a registered investment advisory, offers the flexibility and resources only found at some of the nation’s largest broker-dealers. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Prospera was named Broker-Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor Magazine in 2009, 2010 and 2012. The firm supports Independent Financial Advisors nationwide.
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