After more than three decades in the financial industry, Mike England has gained a lot of leadership experience that he is now ready to take with him on another career path. Express Employment Professionals welcomes Mike as the new owner of the Port St. Lucie, FL, franchise office!
Investing in His Career
Mike earned his bachelor’s degree at Jacksonville State University in banking and finance, setting him up for a career in the financial service industry. He is currently an investment advisor for Eagle Strategies.
Mike began his career as a statistical analyst for the Federal Reserve of Atlanta before moving on to Merrill Lynch as a financial consultant and a branch manager. He was also employed by Hartford as a wholesaler of investment products and managed a six-state territory with 17 wholesalers.
This new franchisee further developed his management skills at SunAmerica where his role was to manage the activities of 19 wholesalers and internal staff for the eastern half of the United States.
“Mike is a seasoned business professional with strong business acumen,” said Dan Gunderson, Regional Franchising Executive. “He has years of experience with established companies, such as Edward Jones and New York Life, and thrives on direct sales and building relationships with his customer base. He believes in providing his customers a solid, proven product.”
Community involvement is important to Mike, and he has been impressed by what he has heard from Express owners about their roles and the difference they make in their local communities.
Mike is an advisory board member for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and has a leadership role in the Palm City Presbyterian Church. He also founded and organized a local prison ministry.
“Mike hopes to grow professionally, financially, and personally by owning his own Express franchise,” Dan said. “Professionally, Mike sees himself as a builder who believes he can take a start-up territory and achieve significant sales. Personally, Mike trusts the structure of Express will allow him to capitalize on his skills of cultivating and developing relationships and increase revenue.”
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It’s a great time to join Express! The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.