Michael Cook, President of NGB Financial, was chosen to be featured in The Wall Street Journal to showcase his industry expertise as a “Master of Success”.
San Antonio, TX – July **, 2017 – Michael Cook uses his 20+ years of financial services experience to create financial solutions to assist his clients with growing and protecting their wealth. He was recently selected by the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers® to be featured in The Wall Street Journal along with other leading professionals from across the nation. The spread titled “Masters of Success” shines the spotlight on this elite group of entrepreneurs and their gradual route to prosperity. The piece ran in the June 22, 2017 edition of The Wall Street Journal. In a full-page feature, the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers® recognized Cook as a “Master of Success” in business.
The Wall Street Journal feature highlights Cook’s forward thinking and recognition as an expert in his industry by detailing his course through the highs and lows of business building. The publication summarized his success with the following:
“Michael Cook has spent the last two decades in the financial services industry. Whether it is college expense planning or retirement planning, Mike provides unique, ‘outside-the-box’, solutions focused on the safety and security of his clients’ finances, without subjecting them to the ever-changing stock market. Michael believes his clients are better served with a Sure Thing, not a Maybe.”
The Wall Street Journal is a publication that curates U.S. and world news. The winner of 36 Pulitzer prizes, the esteemed newspaper has been a trusted name in the journalism industry since 1889. Their thorough analysis and in-depth reporting has attracted readers across the world and helped maintain their reputation as a go-to source for international information. Cook’s appearance on this distinguished platform allows him to spread his business knowledge and further solidify his reputation as a leader in the financial planning industry.
The National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers® (NAEWS) was founded to honor entrepreneurs and professionals around the world for their contribution to education, enlightenment and the advancement of business. This organization was created to help people come together and uncover the secrets of the world’s top experts, writers and speakers in order to attain a higher level of success. By providing information, strategies and networking opportunities, the National Association of Experts, Writers & Speakers® enables creative and knowledgeable people to build on their talents to achieve even more personal and professional success.
About Michael Cook:
Michael Cook has spent more than two decades in financial services as an entrepreneur in San Antonio. He started his own insurance agency 25 years ago, and has been independent for the last 15 years. “We chose to become independent because that allows us to work for the client instead of the insurance company. It gives us a better approach in terms of what product fits best for each individual, instead of a one-size-fits all from just one company’s product line,” Mike says.
Mike’s firm, NGB Financial, has a history of working with large and small business owners and employers with group plans including health care, and they still design employee benefit programs. But they have migrated more toward retirement planning and college planning for individual families in the last decade or so, as they saw the need increasing. “We like to help take the confusion out of planning for retirement, and help make a college education possible for our clients’ kids,” he says.
Mike received his business degree in economics from Sam Houston State University (SHSU). He married his high school sweetheart, Karan, 31 years ago and they have two daughters—one just graduated from Texas Tech University, and the other is working on her PhD in psychology in Palo Alto, California. Mike loves golfing as well as exploring the great hiking trails around the San Antonio area with Karan.