Mike Carlton

As our Regional Managing Director, Mike spearheads Sentinel’s business development initiatives across the Triangle on behalf of clients and account management teams. His extensive financial services background spans over 30 years in the banking sector, where he served as a founder, president, and CEO of a community bank in North Carolina.

Having collaborated with numerous businesses as a growth partner, his firsthand experience as a former business owner enables him to comprehend risk management from the client’s viewpoint and address their concerns effectively. Mike is adept at identifying the challenges and opportunities that his clients encounter, leveraging his industry knowledge and expertise to mitigate risks and safeguard their investments.

In addition to his impressive track record and industry accolades, Mike’s genuine care for the well-being of his clients sets him apart as a trusted advisor and partner. With a commitment to delivering unparalleled service and tailored solutions, Mike continues to exceed expectations and set the bar high for excellence in the industry.


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