Michael BellChief Executive Officer (CEO)
As the CEO of Global Financial Private Capital, Michael Bell is responsible for running all facets of the business. Mr. Bell has almost 20 years’ experience building and directing highly profitable, growth-focused financial services and asset management organizations.
Prior to joining Global Financial, Mr. Bell launched and managed five successful startups: three financial services companies and two mutual fund companies. The success in these endeavors came through leveraging transactional, operational, and strategic expertise to develop and lead innovative, profitable, and growth-focused initiatives.
During Mr. Bell’s time as President and CEO of Curian Capital, he led the growth of the company from a start-up with less than $1 billion in AUM to over $21 billion AUM in traditional and alternative investments.
Mr. Bell earned a Juris Doctor degree in law from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science, Commerce from the University of Virginia. Mr. Bell is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds his Series 7 and 24 licenses.
Mike DixonVice Chairman
As Vice Chairman, Mr. Dixon is responsible for enhancing advisor-facing support programs by overseeing strategic direction, business development and practice management.
Prior to joining Global Financial Private Capital (GFPC), Mr. Dixon held a similar position within the software development industry and has extensive experience in establishing and growing client-focused operations.
In 1990, he formed his own start-up company at his kitchen table and grew it to over 200 employees by 1997. After an acquisition by VEGA Group plc, a stock market listed company with offices world-wide, Mr. Dixon ran the company for a period of two years.
After leaving school at 15 years of age to take up an Engineering apprenticeship, Mr. Dixon successfully completed a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, graduating with Honors from The University of Bradford, England.
Geoffrey A. Frazier, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®,President
Managing Member & Relationship Director
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
Chartered Life Underwriter
Principal of Global Financial Private Capital, LLC
As President, he is responsible for leading the Company's strategy, financial planning operations and business units, and working closely with the CEO to direct the vision of the company. He is co-founder of Global Financial Private Capital, LLC and GF Investment Services, LLC.
Mr. Frazier is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional 1, Chartered Financial Consultant, and a Member of the CFA lnstitute 2. In 1989, he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance with a minor in Actuarial Science from the University of Florida. Immediately after receiving his Bachelor’s degree, he began his career with a large financial services firm, but soon realized the many limitations of being a single line financial advisor. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP).
Throughout his career, Mr. Frazier has achieved a high level of recognition. On June 18, 2001, Mr. Frazier achieved national recognition as “Best Practice” by the Journal of Financial Planning, the official publication of the Financial Planning Association.
In 2013, after nine years as a Board Member, he was named Chairman of the Board of the Ear Research Foundation. He is also a partner with the Economic Development Corporation for Sarasota County and was a featured financial professional in the 2008-2009 Community Profile created for the Gulf Coast by the EDC. In addition, Mr. Frazier’s participation in the EDC extends to include his membership in the Financial Services Cluster Board - promoting and strengthening collaborative and educational resources for businesses and individuals.
Mr. Frazier is a native Floridian residing in Lakewood Ranch with his wife and three children. He enjoys tennis, golf, snow skiing, reading, and mountain and road biking.
Andrew Barnett, CFP®, MBARelationship Director
Certified Financial Planner™ professional
Mr. Barnett has played a key role in building the Global Financial team for more than twelve years. As one of the firm’s Certified Financial Planning Professionals ™, he has contributed to the development of our Financial Planning Department. In addition, he is a contributing member of Global Financials Investment Committee. He currently provides coaching and advisory services to a select group of families in Southwest Florida and throughout the country.
Mike Sorrentino, CFAChief Strategist
As Chief Strategist, Mr. Sorrentino supports the development and implementation of investment strategies for our clients. He works closely with the CIO to determine the target allocations to various investment vehicles and sectors given the direction of the global economy and market activity.
Prior to joining Global Financial Private Capital, Mr. Sorrentino was a Vice President at Barclays Capital working on a wide range of investment strategies. Prior to Barclays, he worked at Sanford C. Bernstein with responsibility for a number of research areas. He also has an extensive background in management consulting and is regarded as an expert in software implementation and strategy.
Mr. Sorrentino received his MBA from the University of Chicago and his B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.