Mike Baker recently joined the Pinnacle Wealth Management Team following a 17 year career as an Investment Company Spokesman, specializing in Alternative Investments, where he served investors and financial advisors alike with education and inspiration, helping them to reach their goals in business and in life. Over his career as a Spokesman, Mike raised nearly $1 Billion for the Investment Companies he represented.
Prior to becoming a Spokesman, Mike was a personal financial advisor for American Express Financial Advisors where he served 113 families in Metro Detroit, helping them to achieve their financial goals including Retirement Planning, Education Planning, Income and Tax Planning, as well as Estate Planning.
Immediately following High School, Mike raised his right hand and was sworn into the US Army where he served a dozen years as an Infantryman, Drill Instructor and finally as an Officer. His tour of duty enabled him to proudly serve in many places across the US and Europe and most notably, he was stationed in Berlin, Germany where he took part in the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.
Mike was born and raised here in Southeast Michigan and he and his wife Pamela are proud parents of their 4 children; Jonathan, Benjamin, Rachel and Sarah.
His formal education includes a BS, Criminology, Cum Laude, from Eastern Michigan University and Mike maintains the FINRA Series 24 Managing Principal, Series 7 General Securities Representative, Series 63 Uniformed Securities State Law, and Michigan Life/Health/Accident Insurance Licenses.
When he's not serving clients at Pinnacle Wealth Management, Mike hosts and produces a popular podcast for the financial services industry.