Mike Carlton

Mike Carlton

Regional Managing Director

Mike Carlton’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 client and account executives.

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

Boards & Memberships

  • Wake County Salvation Army, Vice Chair of Executive Committee
  • North Carolina Bankers Association, Vice Chair of Board of Directors, past
  • Southwest Wake YMCA Advisory Board, past
  • Life Experiences, Inc., Board of Directors, past
  • Cary Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, past


Elon University