Michael L. Bleke, ChFC


Executive Vice President – Equitable Advisors


Thank you for visiting my website! As a financial professional with Equitable Advisors, since 2005, my focus is to help individuals and business professionals understand the complexities of the financial industry and help them build their financial futures; whether it is building wealth or protecting assets that they have accumulated over their lifetimes.


My goal is to accomplish this through an educational approach that is easy to understand and not filled with confusing financial jargon. We will start by first spending a considerable amount of time discussing your current situation so that we can identify what matters to you most. After identifying your needs and goals, we can begin to determine which investment or insurance strategies best fit your situation. I have the resources and knowledge to help you develop and implement a sound wealth and risk management strategy.


As the Executive Vice President of Equitable Advisors, Illinois Branch, I am responsible for recruiting, mentoring, and developing financial professionals, managers, and leaders. I strive to ensure that each associate receives the appropriate attention, guidance and training that is crucial for success in our industry. My team and I are continuously meeting with qualified candidates who are dedicated to building a practice with our organization. If you or someone you know is looking for a high income earning potential and a position which allows you to build and grow please reach out to me.


Previously, I served as the Executive Vice President of the Boston and the Kansas Branch; and prior to that the Director of the Retirement Benefits Group (RBG) and Vice President in the Illinois Branch.  In this capacity, I oversaw the growth and development of the Retirement Benefits Group in Illinois, whose focus has been working with employees and employers for public schools, governmental entities, and non-profit organizations. To recognize the growth and development of my team we were awarded the Management Development Award in 2012 and the Management Leadership Award in 2014.


Ongoing education is a key factor to my success over my career. In addition to my B.S. in Finance from Eastern Illinois University, I hold FINRA registrations for the Series 7, Series 66, Series 24, and Series 53 as well as a license for Life, Accident, Health and Long Term Care Insurance in multiple states. I have also been awarded the title of Retirement Benefits Specialist - Tax Sheltered Plans from Equitable Advisors. In October 2011, I received the Chartered Financial Consultant designation (ChFC) from the American College. Earning this title, I studied and passed examinations in financial planning, investments, insurance, taxation, and estate planning. I am currently in the process of completing the curriculum for the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).



Please feel free to utilize the various resources that are available to you on this website. Thank you again for visiting, and I look forward to being of service to you in the near future!


Retirement Benefits Group is a specialized division of Equitable Advisors.

Equitable Advisors, is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V Health Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, and Long Term Care Insurance provided by non-affiliated third party issuers.