As Vice President of Business Development, Mike is responsible for leading AdvisorNet’s recruiting efforts across the organization. In addition, Mike is also charged with implementing and managing the Strategic Partnership Program with our distribution partners. Mike graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2006 with a double major in Finance and Marketing. Mike brings with him a wealth of experience in the industry as a producer, external wholesaler, and manager. Prior to joining AdvisorNet, Mike spent close to 10 years with Allianz Life Insurance Company as a Regional Vice President with Questar Capital and as a wholesaler on the Allianz Life’s annuity side. Mike is Series 7 and 66 registered. Mike is a lifelong Minnesota resident, and currently resides in Downtown Minneapolis. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending his favorite Minnesota teams’ sporting events, playing in his men’s hockey league, and remaining active in the community. During the warmer months, you can most likely find him spending his free time on the golf course. Mike Townsend is a Registered Representative.