Meet the Team
We’re a tight-knit team of experts on a mission to create opportunities for hard workers like you. We each have our own stories, and we know the power of taking control of your own destiny. Check our bios out and then contact us to get to know us better. We look forward to helping you transform your future, live outside the box, and fulfill the potential you’ve had this whole time.
Jordan Mikes — Co-Founder (MGA)
Following the traditional path of what I believed would lead me to success, in 2012 I graduated from the University of Florida with my Masters Degree in Business. Shortly after, I spent three years in the rental car business working as a manager. During my tenure there I learned how to effectively run and manage a business, only it wasn’t my business. I soon came to realize how limited I was working for a company where I could never reach my true potential or earn an income I knew I deserved.
As the long 11 hour shifts went on, I became more burned out and began looking for an escape from the corporate world. Turns out I didn’t have to look far. One day my current manager at the time told me about an opportunity that he learned about from one of our customers who rented cars frequently. He told both of us about the income potential as well as the freedom of being our own bosses. After taking a few days to research the industry, I decided it was time to study for my license.
In January of 2016, I took a huge leap of faith and began my career with Lincoln Heritage, leaving behind a salaried position making 60k a year for an opportunity which I had never been exposed to that was purely commission-based. I had numerous former colleagues and even family members questioning my decision to leave but I knew I had to jump if I wanted to chase after my dreams. Little did I know that this is where I would begin my own legacy and firmly grasp the reigns of my life.
I quickly became a top producer with the company, never missing an incentive trip. I’ve been to Hawaii, Canada, Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. I received my six figure income ring in February of 2018 and went on to break a company record for personal production in May of 2018 with a total of $53K+. My achievements have allowed me to turn doubters into believers into achievers.
After three years of perfecting my craft, I successfully attained my MGA and now I’m on a mission to train and develop every agent to achieve their dreams. Whether you want to become a top-producing agent or manager and build a legacy for generations to come, or you just want to make some extra money on the side and live life on your own terms, I want to help as many people who are daring enough to take the same leap of faith that I did. I’m only the most recent example of someone who was plugged into a proven system that already has the groundwork laid out to succeed. If I can do it, why can’t you?
Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination. — Zig Ziglar
Darren Samms — Hiring Manager
You have to do something different to get different results. Even if you’ve been in the insurance industry for over a decade, what we do here at GWG is different. I am thankful that I was able to plug in, stay coachable, and earn some life changing results.
At the age of 14 I started my journey in corporate America as a bag clerk at a prestige grocery chain in the southeast United States. I credit a lot of my customer service skills to my 8 year tenure with this company. It was at the age of 22 (finishing my undergrad) I found myself at the crossroad of pursuing a corporate career and living a life of enjoyment. In my introduction to adulthood, like many adults, I searched and wondered if there is a way to make a living and still enjoy life.
I was under the false impression that if I went to school, got good grades, went to college, got a degree, I would land a career that would provide the life I desired. Sad to admit, I just blindly followed this path without truly considering where it would take me. I finished my degree at Florida Atlantic University in Hospitality Management. The thoughts were, “ I’m good with customer service, I can work in the hospitality industry doing something I enjoy.” I worked in the car rental industry for 5 years. This was the wake up call that my dream I was pursuing was actually a nightmare (but I was still in control of the narrative). The politics, the demand the job took on my schedule, the change in my pay structure for making more money than they intended I’d make. This was all a part of the process to have me appreciate and truly fall in love with entrepreneurship.
It took some time for me to establish my definition of success. I would define success as “ a three legged stool that stands on; Control of my time, Unlimited potential to income, Fulfillment to my purpose; that can be shared with others. THANK YOU GOD FOR MY PARTNERSHIP WITH LINCOLN HERITAGE LIFE INSURANCE.
The insurance industry has developed more millionaires than any other industry. I am not a millionaire yet, but I am directly connected to a few that have maximized a partnership with Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance in an independent contract capacity. It’s nothing flashy, very simple, but far from easy. Looking at the bridge of where I am currently to where they are currently, Lincoln Heritage is a strong foundation to get me to the other side…. and bring others with me!
I am confident that the work I have done and will continue to do here at Generational Wealth Group will provide me the successful lifestyle I desire. A lifestyle where I am in complete control of my time, I have no ceiling to the income I can earn, and I am living a life of significance helping families with final expenses and agents with a lucrative career.
Are you going to join us on this journey?
“I’mma tell you what Banks told me cuz go ahead, switch the style up
If they hate then let them hate and watch the money pile up” – 50 cent
Richard Farquharson — Co-Founder (MGA)
I have never followed the traditional business path in my life. I have been a serial entrepreneur and have set up many successful businesses prior to my entry in the insurance arena. I started in the insurance industry over 20 years ago and worked with some of the leading companies in the Insurance industry; learning their products and ways of doing business. Realizing their way does not serve the greater good of most agents including myself, I decided to resign and forge my own path. I was now equipped with that knowledge and core understanding of businesses build by years of building other businesses.
With my drive and determination, I know this insurance industry could provide the financial freedom I wanted for myself and others. I worked as an independent agent for two years building my customer base and been a student of the business. In 2008, I opened my own agency with the desire to make a difference. I was determined to make average agents into above average income earners, because I knew with the right product, right training, right partnership. Most agents who desires success can achieve it. So, with that outline as my mantra within two years after opening my doors in the Hollywood, FL area some of my agents earned more than they’ve ever achieved, but I was still not satisfied. The income goals I had in mind for them was not achieved, it was just not satisfactory because I still saw the limitations and the existence of the income glass ceiling.
In my continued pursuit, I was introduced to Lincoln Heritage and partner with them in October 2010. Within the last 10 years while representing this company, I’ve built one of the most successful agencies in the region, I’ve helped many agents to hit six figure income and helped a few to build their own agencies.
I currently have over 110 agents representing my agency and 20% has earned six figure income. I believe the strength of an agency is built on the strength of each agents. Your income is my priority.
It is my firm belief that if one person can achieve success, following the same methodology we all can, with the right mentor ship and right product, that’s why I partnered with the best final expense company in the industry. A company that pays agents in 24hrs after submitting an application, the ability to grow a residual income second to none, access to a qualified lead system, an opportunity to build an agency and influence other agents to better their life. After 20years I’m happy to say I found a home.
In my leadership capacity as an SGA, my desire is to partner with individuals who desire to change their lives and build a lasting legacy.
IF ONE PERSON CAN DO IT YOU CAN DO IT TOO!!