Building Financial Foundations

Our Team

We believe that a solid and successful team starts with finding dedicated individuals who work and live by the core values of CLIENT SERVICE | INTEGRITY | TEAMWORK. From there we provide excellent training by experts in the field along with an amazing support staff to ensure you have all the tools necessary to be THE BEST at what you do.

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A Dedicated Team

Cornerstone was born when a small group of passionate individuals came together with the same goal: To provide excellent service and exceptional financial products to the retirement aged community. We are proud to have grown into a team of 60+ representatives who work tirelessly to, not only meet but EXCEED the standards set upon the founding of this organization.

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Our 60+ Agents are available all over the lowcountry and upstate of South Carolina to visit you in the comfort of your own home. Scroll down to learn more about our management team or click at the bottom of this page to find a representative in your area.

Meet our CEO

Michael (Mike) Haskett

Michael (Mike) Haskett

Founder / CEO

About Mike

Michael Haskett, Founder, Chief Executive Officer at Cornerstone Wealth Advisory Group, a South Carolina native, has always had an interest in Business. His first experience in Financial Services was as a sales agent for ING Financial Corporation. He quickly worked his way up to the position of a supervisor and then Branch Manager. Soon after, an opportunity to work as a Branch Manager for Bankers Life and Casualty Company in Charleston, South Carolina led him to the Lowcountry. However, he still felt as though he was not using his abilities to his full potential, and, at his wife’s encouragement, he decided to move out of the franchise business model, and begin his own organization that would be mutually beneficial to financial advisors and clients. In 2007, he founded the Cornerstone Wealth Advisory Group with the dream of bringing the best retirement products to clients while also providing a competitive job market for his agents.

Mr. Haskett attributes his success to hard work, and to being surrounded by a great team. The success and efficiency of his business results in great team chemistry, where people are valued and empowered. By leading with kindness, compassion, generosity and respect, Mr. Haskett has created a team of industrious, fair-minded people who share his mission of doing the right thing. Mr. Haskett is pleased with Cornerstone’s growth and wishes to open an additional 20 branches of his business. He hopes to continue to provide opportunities for others to expand in the wealth advisement industry, and in addition, he is training his son who is nearing his college graduation to be the next generation of the business and continue Cornerstone’s legacy.

The Cornerstone Wealth Advisory Group is committed to helping the community through various forms of community service and outreach, in addition to the financial planning services they offer to their clients. It was lauded with the Large Business Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau in 2017 due to its outstanding values. The company has served as a sponsor for Chase After a Cure, a local organization that funds children’s cancer research, donating a total of more than $25,000 and participating in fundraising efforts which brought in additional donations totaling more than $30,000. Cornerstone also donated office space for Chase After a Cure so that they could have a comfortable place to manage their organization.

Mr. Haskett was influenced by his grandfather, an immigrant from Greece who started his own successful company in America. Every year, Cornerstone awards the MG Miserlis Visionary Award, named after Mr. Haskett’s grandfather, to the person at Cornerstone who embodies the example of determination, hard work, innovation, and creativity that his grandfather set. In preparation for his career in business, Mr. Haskett earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in management and marketing and related support services from Clemson University in South Carolina in 1994. He has shared his knowledge with others by coauthoring “Baby Boomers Are Demanding More From Their Financial Advisors” as well as having his writing appear in Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune and Money.

In 2018 Mr. Haskett was recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance and wealth advisement and in 2019 was awarded the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award.

Executive Management Team

April Williamson

April Williamson

VP of Marketing / Accounts Payable

April made South Carolina their home in 2005. April 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 entered the insurance industry in 2005, was part of Cornerstone’s founding team in 2007 and has been the head of marketing and website development ever since. In 2021 she helped form the Property and Casualty division where she helps manage home, auto and commercial insurance services.

She and her family live in Summerville and enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring the beautiful Lowcountry.

John Bankowski

John Bankowski

VP of Operations

John lives in Charleston, SC. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Coastal Carolina University. He joined the Cornerstone team in 2009 and now manages all of the business operations.

In 2021 he helped form the Property and Casualty division where he helps manage home, auto and commercial insurance services.

In his downtime, John enjoys being outdoors, traveling, watching sports and spending time with his friends and family.

David Armbruster

David Armbruster

President Financial Division

David Armbruster grew up in Atlanta, GA, graduated from Clemson University in 2000 with a degree in German and International Business. He currently resides in Mount Pleasant with his wife Patti, son Ryan and their dogs. They are parishioners at Christ Our King Catholic Church and enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Scott Grow

Scott Grow

VP of Healthcare Division

Scott and his wife Amy live in Charleston, South Carolina and have two children, Sebastian and Makinzie. Originally from Ohio, Scott has 17 years in the Insurance Industry.

Matthew Gouin

Matthew Gouin

VP of Sales

Originally from Massachussets Matthew and his family are enjoying southern living in sunny Summerville, South Carolina.

Married to his wife Jaime, the couple are parents to their beautiful daughters Marissa and Taylor. Matthew enjoys playing Golf, and spending time with his family at the beach.

Administration

Brianna Shuler

Brianna Shuler

Human Resources/Administration

Field Trainers/Mentors

Matthew Shaffer

Matthew Shaffer

Corporate Trainer

Matthew Shaffer is one of Cornerstone’s Field Trainers. He loves helping his clients to find innovative ways to plan their retirement and to mentor other advisors in their journey to become excellent financial planners as well.

Norman Joseph

Norman Joseph

Unit Sales Manager

Norman started with Cornerstone Wealth Advisory Group in February of 2009 and quickly rose to one of the top agents in the organization. Through hard work, skill, adopting a mindset of putting his clients first, and doing what is in the clients best interest allows him to serve thousands of clients, including repeat and referral clients throughout his tenure.

Norman always takes pride and time in building relationships with each and every client to establish a long lasting bond with their entire family. He also uses his professional expertise to create a lasting family health and financial legacy for his clients.

James Chambers

James Chambers

Field Trainer

Jim has been with Cornerstone since 2008 and currently resides on Daniel Island, SC. He enjoys helping seniors to plan and manage their retirement and his passion for helping others has moved him into a management position as a field trainer where he’s able to mentor those new to the industry. In his spare time Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children as well as playing and coaching sports.

Gregory Greene

Gregory Greene

Field Trainer

Greg Greene joined Cornerstone in the fall of 2009. Originally from Florence, Kentucky, Greg and his wife, Tina, moved to Summerville in 2006. They love the weather, golf and the beach as well as spending much of their leisure time at their pool or entertaining their dog Lucy.

Cheryl Morris

Cheryl Morris

Field Trainer

Cheryl has been with Cornerstone since 2011 and finds it very rewarding to help change the lives of those she works with. As a field trainer she’s also able to pass her skills on to those advisors she mentors. Cheryl enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Patti Lynn Mosier

Patti Lynn Mosier

Field Trainer

Lynn came on board with Cornerstone in July of 2012.

She loves being a part of the Cornerstone Family and looks forward to helping you with all your retirement needs

Fred McCutcheon

Fred McCutcheon

Field Trainer

Fred McCutcheon is originally from Columbia, SC but has made Charleston, SC his home.

His previous experience was 20 years in restoration construction and real estate. Also having experience in the insurance industry he decided to join the Cornerstone team so that he could provide more valuable services to his clients.

Fred loves spending time with his wife of and their two children, William and Rachel, and their 3 dogs. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports and spending time with family and friends.

Mark Perry, MBA

Mark Perry, MBA

Financial Advisor

With more than 37 years of experience on Wall Street and Financial Services, Mark Perry is committed to providing his clients with the highest caliber of professional and personal service. A cum laude graduate of St. Michael’s College in Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in business, Mr. Perry holds an MBA in finance from the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business in West Hartford, CT.

He began his investment career in 1980 in NYC with Citibank and moved to the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) as a Full Member and Registered Options Market Maker soon thereafter. In 1987, Mr. Perry joined BankAmerica, where he was a VP & New York Manager for BankAmerica Futures, Inc. He went on to join Euro-Brokers Futures, Inc. as a VP & Options Specialist, and in 1991 formed a limited partnership (registered as an American Stock Exchange Broker/Dealer) in which he served as the General Partner and Trading Advisor.

In 1994, Mr. Perry became an Options Specialist and Institutional Broker with several New York inter-dealer money brokers including Tullett & Tokyo Securities and Cantor Fitzgerald Securities on the 102nd floor of the former One World Trade Center in NYC.

In 1997, Mr. Perry left Wall Street to relocate to Myrtle Beach, SC to begin a career in financial services that spanned 18 years as a financial planner/advisor. This began with Wells Fargo Advisors for 6 years and then followed with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. as an independent Advisor in 2003 in the same capacity to serve individual investors with comprehensive investment planning and financial services for 12 years.

Mr. Perry relocated his business and personal residence to the Charleston area in June 2013 to focus on financial planning, capital preservation, risk management, and insurance services. Mr. Perry partnered with Cornerstone Wealth Advisory Group in 2017.

Licensed Advisors/Sales Team

Samelia Adams

Samelia Adams

Licensed Representative
Troy Bell

Troy Bell

Licensed Representative
Debra Boothe

Debra Boothe

Licensed Representative
Gary Braddy

Gary Braddy

Licensed Representative
Geralyn Cheverie

Geralyn Cheverie

Licensed Representative
Skylar Denton

Skylar Denton

Licensed Representative
Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris

Licensed Representative
Roberta Hemmen

Roberta Hemmen

Licensed Representative
Jack Holdgate

Jack Holdgate

Licensed Representative
Rosilia Luiz

Rosilia Luiz

Licensed Representative
Gail Nusser

Gail Nusser

Licensed Representative
Michelle Rankin

Michelle Rankin

Licensed Representative
Lee Runyon

Lee Runyon

Licensed Representative
Dino Schaefer

Dino Schaefer

Licensed Representative
Bryant Steinke

Bryant Steinke

Licensed Representative
Jason Vettorel

Jason Vettorel

Licensed Representative
Robin Whitlow

Robin Whitlow

Licensed Representative
Jenny Whittle

Jenny Whittle

Licensed Representative