Leadership Biographies

Mike Yoken

About Mike Yoken

Mike Yoken began his career in the financial services industry in 1989 and joined Baystate Financial as a Managing Associate in November of 1996. Mike oversaw a sales team that consisted of over 25 new and experienced advisors, many of whom consistently reached the Leaders, Masters or Chairman’s level of production every year.

For the six years between 1998 and 2003, Mike was named Managing Associate of the Year for New England Financial. From 2000 to 2003, he was named District Manager of the Year and won the award for New Agent Productivity. In 2004, Mike was named Partner of Baystate Financial Services. Mike was inducted into the MetLife Hall of Fame in 2013, a tribute bestowed upon the company’s top financial services representatives.

Under Dave Porter and Mike Yoken’s leadership, Baystate is continually among the top agencies within New England, winning the 2006, 2007 and 2009 New England Agency of the Year for the Chairman’s Council and receiving a GAMA International Master Agency Award for five consecutive years. Mike is involved in the Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit that Dave established to increase the agency’s involvement in the local community. Some of the foundation’s activities include an Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the DSS Kids Fund, Inc., and an Annual Holiday Toy Drive for children in the Department of Social Services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Mike enjoys skiing and traveling, and he and his wife Heidi have two children, Caleb and Eve. Mike is an active member of his community and sits on various Boards of Directors, including the Trustee Associate Board of St. John’s Prep.