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Our Team

We believe that with the right group of individuals dedicated to your success, you can achieve everything you’ve set out to accomplish- and more!

Michael (Mike) Haskett

Michael (Mike) Haskett

Founder / CEO

Mike is a South Carolina native who has been in the financial services industry since 1999. After managing a number of top-producing insurance agencies, he founded Cornerstone with the dream of bringing the best retirement products to clients, while providing a competitive job market for his Agents.

MVP Financial, a division of Cornerstone, has given Mike the rewarding opportunity to work with athletes and entertainers as they build a lasting legacy for their future.

Mike resides in Summerville, SC with his wife Jen and children Max and Mary Tom. He enjoys spending his free time on the lake and cheering on his Alma Mater, the Clemson Tigers. He and Jen are passionate about giving back to the community they love so much.


David Armbruster

David Armbruster

President Financial Division

David Armbruster, originally from Atlanta, GA, graduated from Clemson University in 2000 with a degree in German and International Business.

Dave was one of the founding members of Cornerstone and was instrumental in the development of the strategies in play for MVP. He now heads up the financial division for both Cornerstone and MVP.

Dave currently resides in Mount Pleasant with his wife Patti, son Ryan and their dog.
They are parishioners at Christ Our King Catholic Church and enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Brandon Ford

Brandon Ford

Managing Partner/ Founding Member Collegiate Division & Sports Advisory

Brandon Ford is a Charleston native who was born and raised in the Cainhoy area. After graduating from Hanahan High School in 2008 he was recruited to Clemson University where he played football from 2008 to 2012 while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

In 2013 he was drafted to the New England Patriots and in 2014 he joined the Developmental Leauge FXFL. He made his way back home after a season-ending injury.

After a few years as an entrepeneur, Brandon joined the Cornerstone team and helped found the MVP Financial Division. Now Brandon plays an instrumental role in sharing the opportunity of MVP with teammates and connections across the country.

As an instrumental and founding member of MVP, it‘s Brandon’s mission to connect with athletes and entertainers across the country and pass on the financial education he knows is so valuable to those seeking to build a legacy from their success.

Brandon is married to his wife Dominique and they have three daughters, Candace, Alexandria and Brielle.

Operations & Marketing

John Bankowski

John Bankowski

VP of Operations

John lives in Charleston, SC with his wife Alissa and their dogs Riley and Roxy. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Coastal Carolina University. In his downtime, John enjoys being outdoors, traveling, watching sports and spending time with his friends and family.

April Williamson

April Williamson

VP of Marketing / Accounts Payable

April made South Carolina their home in 2005. She entered the workforce in Publishing where she was a copy-editor for the Wakulla news, a book editor and then a reporter and news writer for the Clemson Messenger and Seneca Daily Journal.

She was part of Cornerstone’s founding team in 2007 and has been the head of marketing and website development ever since. She is the mother of 3 daughters and currently lives in Summerville.