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Senior Regional Director
Michael utilizes his extensive consulting experience and exceptional communication skills to implement recruiting strategies and convey Securities America’s philosophy to financial professionals. He enjoys helping qualified advisors join Securities America, and also working with our largest branches to help them achieve sales and recruiting goals.
Prior to his latest role with the Branch Office Development department, Michael was Associate Vice President of Relationship Management and Branch Sales, where he managed programs to strengthen and monitor the firm’s relationship with its customers. He also worked with advisors to utilize Securities America’s business development programs to acquire client assets and meet their business goals, in addition to facilitating the Securities America Advisory Council. Michael feels that Securities America is the perfect fit for advisors wanting to take their practice to the next level:
As business growth experts, Securities America has many proven practice management, wealth management and asset management programs already in place to help our advisors excel.
Michael is a proud graduate of Creighton University, and holds the Series 7 industry license.
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Financial Institutions Recruiters
Regional Director for Financial Institutions Branch Office Development
States Covered: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Louisiana Mississippi Nevada New Mexico North Carolina Oklahoma Oregon South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Washington
Forster began his career as a financial advisor and became a recruiter in 2010. He quickly established himself as a high performer in terms of recruited gross-dealer concessions (GDC), assisting recruited advisors with smooth transitions, and providing solutions for advisors amid the changing regulatory landscape and increasing client expectations.
Forster is enthusiastic about serving as Securities America’s regional director for financial institutions branch office development.
The Financial Institutions Division holds its annual Financial Institutions Conference in Omaha, NE, where the focus is to help drive the continued growth of its institutions-based financial advisors and program leaders. The conference features a unique opportunity for these professionals to hear directly from the Securities America leaders and managers who support them each day, and from leading product partners. Highlights of the event included a panel discussion on new developments within each area of the Financial Institutions Division, presentations on maximizing non-qualified assets, effectively leveraging Securities America’s practice management resources and extensive networking opportunities.