(Birmingham, AL, January 25, 2017) – Highland Capital Brokerage, Inc. (HCB) a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. announced today that Mike Krahel, CLU®, ChFC®, has joined the company as Vice President for HCB Heartland covering the Detroit metro area. In this position, Mr. Krahel will be focused on partnering with both independent and institutional financial advisors, offering training and comprehensive support in advanced sales ideas and marketing to help advisors build their business.
“We are very pleased that Mike has joined the Highland team,” said Patrick Mulheran, Managing Principal, HCB Heartland - Chicago. “Mike’s unique skills and depth of experience will be an asset to advisors. His ability to connect generations through wealth preservation is the type of high-touch value we bring to each relationship and I’m excited to do more of this in the new year.”
Mr. Krahel has over 30 years of experience in the life insurance industry leveraging life insurance in estate and legacy planning, charitable gifting, as well as business funding strategies such as buy-sell arrangements, business succession planning, and executive benefits for high net worth clients and business owners.
Mr. Krahel is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®). He holds a Life and Health insurance license as well as a Series 6 (Investment Company Products/ Variable Contracts Limited Representative), Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 24 (General Securities Principal Qualification Examination), Series 26 (Investment Company and Variable Contracts Products Principal), and a Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) licenses.
About Highland Capital Brokerage
Highland Capital Brokerage is a national brokerage company providing point-of-sale support, advanced marketing, and creative estate and business planning techniques to financial advisors and insurance professionals. We deliver these services in an efficient, client-focused environment that extends to carrier and product expertise, underwriting negotiation, and complete back office processing. Our core competencies include life insurance, annuities, and long term care. HCB delivers objective access to major insurance carriers, advanced planning support, expertise in risk underwriting, and back office processing to insurance brokers, financial planners, and various institutions such as banks, wirehouses, and certified public accountant firms. To learn more about Highland Capital Brokerage, visit www.highlandbrokerage.com.
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About Ladenburg Thalmann
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS, LTS PrA) is a publicly-traded diversified financial services company based in Miami, Florida. Ladenburg’s subsidiaries include industry-leading independent broker-dealer firms Securities America, Inc., Triad Advisors, Inc., Securities Service Network, Inc., Investacorp, Inc. and KMS Financial Services, Inc., as well as Premier Trust, Inc., Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management Inc., Highland Capital Brokerage, Inc., a leading independent life insurance brokerage company, and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., an investment bank which has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange for 135 years. The company is committed to investing in the growth of its subsidiaries while respecting and maintaining their individual business identities, cultures, and leadership. For more information, please visit www.ladenburg.com.
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