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Pacific Oak Taps LPL Adviser to Lead Midwest Sales

Pacific Oak Taps LPL Adviser to Lead Midwest Sales . Pacific Oak Capital Markets, financial services, alternative investments, broker-dealer, RIA, registered independent adviser, hire, Midwest, LPL Financial

Mike Baker

Alternative investments distributor Pacific Oak Capital Markets LLC has added financial services industry veteran Mike Baker to the company as senior regional vice president. In his new position, Baker will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with financial intermediaries throughout eight Midwest states.

“Mike is a fantastic addition to the Pacific Oak team,” said Jeff Kremin, president and managing director of distribution for Pacific Oak Capital Markets. “His knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with his deep and diverse industry experience, will make him a valuable sales partner for financial intermediaries seeking investment solutions that address a variety of client needs.”

Baker’s focus will be in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Baker brings nearly 25 years of financial services experience to his role.  Most recently he spent five years as a financial adviser with LPL Financial where he provided comprehensive financial analyses and planning for his clients. Prior to that, Baker raised more than $850 million in alternative investment sales as an external wholesaler for firms including CNL Securities, Moody National, and Bluerock by developing key relationships among nearly 500 selling advisers.

Baker served in the U.S. Army for 12 years as an infantry soldier, drill instructor, and infantry officer. He holds his FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

“Mike Baker caps off an impressive hiring effort led by Jeff Kremin that has brought a top-notch wholesaler team who each bring knowledge, experience, and passion to their roles,” said Hans Henselman, chief executive officer of Pacific Oak Capital Markets.

Pacific Oak Capital Markets is a wholesaler and managing broker-dealer for alternative investment offerings. Its team focuses on providing financial solutions to financial advisers and registered investment advisers. Its investment professionals are dedicated to delivering a differentiated product suite that target opportunities for compelling risk-adjusted returns through a track record of offering a broad range of alternative investments, including real estate-related offerings, qualified opportunity zone funds, Delaware statutory trusts, and other private offerings.

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