Mike Carlton

Mike’s financial services background includes 30 years in the banking industry as a founder, president, and CEO of a community bank in North Carolina. He has worked with countless businesses as a partner helping them grow and succeed.

As a former business owner himself, he understands risk management from the client’s perspective and knows what keeps business owners up at night. He recognizes the challenges and opportunities his clients face and uses his industry insight and experience to mitigate risk and protect clients’ investments.

As managing director and partner, Mike leads Sentinel’s business development efforts throughout the Triangle and Sandhills regions on behalf of clients and account executives.

Mike has remained active throughout his career both as a volunteer for several nonprofits and as a board member.


Elon University
B.S.B.A, Finance

Boards & Memberships

Community Involvement
Former Chair, Board of Directors, Wake County Salvation Army
Former Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, North Carolina Bankers Association
Former Advisory Board Member, Southwest Wake YMCA
Former Board Member, Life Experiences, Inc.
Former Board Member, Cary Chamber of Commerce