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John R. Ekman

Vice President—Western Division



John R. Ekman has over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, with particular expertise in recruitment, business development, business transformation strategies and territory management. Prior to joining Lincoln, Ekman spent seven years at U.S. Bancorp Investments, most recently as senior vice president and divisional manager of the Metro Midwest division, the largest in USBI’s footprint. In addition to being a top recruiter at USBI, Ekman had additional responsibility for driving growth in sales, revenue and overall market share, as well as leading cultural and business model changes to maximize profit and productivity. Ekman graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds Series 3, 7, 8, 24, 63, and 65 registrations and Life and Health Insurance licenses.


Paisley Huntoon

Regional Director of Operations

Paisley contributes a wealth of experience in the human resources, finance and operations arenas based upon her tenure at Lincoln Financial Advisors and her consulting work with many Fortune 100 corporations, including Macy*s, The Coca-Cola Company, NIKE, Staples, and Janus Funds. In her nearly twenty years with Lincoln Financial Advisors, her resourcefulness and creative problem- solving skills have assisted financial advisors in expanding their practices and thriving in a more efficient environment.

She also serves a key role in managing and directing the Denver RPO’s administrative and operations support team. She provides oversight and guidance to BOMs in eleven additional RPOs – San Ramon, Portland, Irvine, San Diego, Westlake Village, Phoenix, El Paso, Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City.

While working for LFA, Paisley has contributed to the creation of the KUDOS project, development of Virtual University, organization of the Premier Partners Staff Symposium, as a speaker for the Master Series, and the formation of an enterprise-wide career calibration initiative.

Paisley has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Human Resources Management, from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She earned the designation of Professional in Human Resources in 2000.

Paisley and her husband, Aaron Huntoon (Director of Planning), reside in Castle Pines, Colorado and enjoy traveling as frequently as possible. Paisley currently serves on the Executive Board of the Colorado State Chapter for the International P.E.O. Sisterhood.