He will focus on increasing market share through both the expansion and ability of existing offices and through the opening of additional regions, new brands and the development of further technology supported distribution channels. In addition , through his appointment he will develop further business opportunities within the GWM Group.
Speaking of his appointment Mike said:
"I genuinely am very excited about this partnership. Guardian Wealth Management has already benefited from a successful expansion programme and I am looking forward to working closely with what is clearly a strong and committed management team, to realise the full global potential of the Guardian brand and its industry leading service culture. I feel extremely optimistic to now be part of this firm and the positive belief system it clearly has.”
Gavin Pluck, GWM's group managing director, said:
“Mike brings an obvious wealth of experience to this role and has demonstrated very strong leadership over many years, he is highly creative and has exceptional organisational skills. These strengths will be invaluable as we enter another exciting phase in our history. Mike has well known capabilities in the development of advisory businesses.”
David Howell GWM's chief executive, said:
"We are a passionate team with an absolute focus on understanding and meeting the needs of our customers.
With Mikes connections and proven track records he understands the commercial challenges and opportunities for the GWM Group"
John Hasberry, joint CEO said
"He is the perfect fit for GWM Groups entrepreneurial, customer-oriented culture. His role as Chief Commercial Officer will be a key element in propelling us further forward as a leading provider of both international and domestic wealth solutions. This is a very exciting time for the GWM Group."