Bill Banker, Investment Advisor, President
Bill Banker, President of Banker Investment Group, has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Upon graduation from Purdue University in 1985, he began his career with a major brokerage firm. After 13 years with this company, Bill grew frustrated with commission-based advising. At a time when the investment industry was just beginning to move away from commission-based advising, Bill chose to open the fee-based Banker Investment Group.
Bill continues to be pleased with his decision to become a fee-based advisor because he feels this is the most ethical form of advising available.
Over the years, Bill has built a sound practice and formed relationships with some of the leading discount brokerage firms. Bill has maintained close ties to his alma mater as well. Through his affiliation with the university’s retirement plan custodian, he is able to serve many Purdue University employees as clients.
Bill maintains a long-term outlook on investing. This outlook has helped him guide clients through difficult periods of recession in the late 1980s and early 2000s, and will surely help him achieve success in the future.
Bill currently resides in West Lafayette with his wife, Lisa, and four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and supporting Purdue University programs.
Ashley Hickman, Vice President
Ashley moved from Maine to Indiana in 2004 to attend Purdue University. While working towards a degree from Purdue, she began as an intern at Banker Investment Group in May 2007.
Upon graduating from Purdue with a Bachelors of Science in Financial Planning and Counseling, she began working full time at BIG in 2008, as the Office Manager. Ashley is responsible for all back office operations including client relations, compliance regulation, recordkeeping, accounting and marketing. After 4 years of employment as the Office Manager, Ashley was promoted to Vice President.
Ashley currently resides in Lafayette with her husband and enjoys domestic and international travel, attending music concerts, running, and spending time with family.
Joshua Loggins, Investment Advisor
Josh Loggins has 10 years of experience in the financial service industry specializing in individual advisory services and personal wealth protection. Before joining Banker Investment Group (BIG) in December of 2016 he worked with Prudential Advisors for nine years, achieving success at the highest level. He has been a selected qualifying member of the precious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) since 2007. Since 2007 Josh has served as a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and a board member since 2010. He decided to transfer his skills to best serve his clients from commission-based advising to a true fee-based Registered Investment Advisory firm, Banker Investment Group. He believes this is the best way to serve clients in meeting investment objectives, goals, and transparency. He is effectively supported by a team that focuses on providing the best service for the lowest cost while using investment products and strategies whose teamwork and professionalism help him build long-term relationships with his growing client base.
Josh serves as an Investment Advisor where he helps lead the firm’s overall investment strategy and growth. Josh holds professional licenses: Life and Health, Series 6, Series 63, and Series 65 registration for investment advisors. Josh attended Kentucky University where he studied Economics and played baseball. He was selected in the MLB draft to play professional baseball where he competed for eight years. He finished his Bachelors degree from Purdue University in 2006. Upon retiring from baseball Josh worked with the Boston Red Sox until he moved back home to Lafayette, IN where he was born and raised to begin his career in the financial services industry at Prudential. He lives with his wife of 9 years, their two children, and dog. Away from the office, when he’s not at his boys’ baseball or basketball games, he can usually be found at the local golf course, coaching the Lafayette Colt World Series baseball organization, or supporting his wife Gina Quattrochi, a local WLFI reporter as she MCs local community supportive events.
Seth Parker, Investment Advisor
Seth Parker has six years of experience in the financial service industry specializing in risk management strategies for individual investors and has continued his education at the highest level to specialize in business planning. He has continued to focus energy to improve corporate client’s business strategies and small business owners’ consulting needs. In December of 2016 he joined forces with Banker Investment Group (BIG) to help the firm grow as a team, and take on larger responsibilities to provide clients with the best service at the lowest cost. Before making the change to an all fee-base investment firm he worked four years with Prudential Advisors. He is an active member of the Lafayette National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Tippy Connect for young professionals under 40, and an MBA candidate in the Krannert School of Management expecting to graduate in May 2017. He believes Banker Investment Group (BIG) is the perfect platform to achieve the goal of getting clients that best service and lowest cost.
Seth serves as an Investment Advisor where he helps individuals with retirement planning, investment management, education funding, and financial planning services; assist business owners help achieve and plan for financial success. He chose a fee-base only investment advisory firm, which inherently means providing advice that is always in our client's best interest. He helps the firm collectively research and implement cutting-edge technology that streamlines the investment process, help educate our clients, and illustrates a better way to invest.
Before the financial service industry, he Attended Indiana University on a wrestling scholarship and excelled in the Kelly School of business earning Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Legal Studies. While earning four Varsity letters as a scholar-athlete he was elected Vice President of Indiana’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and a member of the Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Bloomington. He continues to live in Battle Ground, IN where he was born and raised with his dog Tello. Away from the office, when he’s not at one of his 5 niece and nephew’s baseball and softball games, or wrestling matches, he can usually be found at WLGCC golfing, fishing, spinning, or being on the water.