Mr. Mikkelsen has been in the financial services industry for more than 30 years. In 1981 he started his career on Wall Street and soon became a senior equity trader specializing in technology stocks. In 1990 Mr. Mikkelsen was promoted to Head Trader of the Lehman Brothers Nasdaq desk. Robert held three senior trading positions during the 1990’s and then took an opportunity to run the equity division for a regional brokerage firm called Advest, Inc. Also during the early 1990’s Mr. Mikkelsen served four years on the Nasdaq Trading Committee as well as the Quality Of Markets Sub-Committee which were designed to offer insights to the NASD Board on various market structure issues. In 2006 Mr. Mikkelsen relocated to Arkansas and became a Financial Advisor to the public. He applies his experience in capital markets, technical analysis and risk management to better serve his clients. He joined Cardinal Investment Group in Conway, Ark. in 2012. Mr. Mikkelsen specializes in financial and investment advising, individual equity placement, conservative options strategies, and equity fund analysis. Mr. Mikkelsen is licensed to conduct securities-related services as a Registered Representative holding the Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. He is also licensed as an Investment Advisor Representative holding a Series 65 as well as life and health insurance licenses (Ark. Ins. Lic. #8889944). Mr. Mikkelsen is a member of the Russellville Chamber of Commerce.