Our Team

We've built our firm on lifelong relationships rooted in performance and trust.

At The Retirement Company,
our sole focus is YOU.

We’re committed to understanding your needs, wants and long-term goals and then helping you work toward achieving the retirement you want. We do this by providing guidance to help you develop an overall retirement income strategy and offering a variety of insurance and investment products to help achieve the objectives of that strategy.

The team at The Retirement Company, LLC is here to help ensure you receive all the assistance you need, not only in developing your retirement income strategy but in maintaining it throughout your retirement.

Meet Michael Allison, ChFC, CASL, RICP

As the president of The Retirement Company, LLC, Michael Allison is focused on helping clients work toward their retirement dreams through a well-thought-out strategy for retirement income.

Michael got his start in the industry at Principal Financial Group in 1991, building a foundation of knowledge in life and disability insurance, fixed and variable annuities, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, mutual funds, and financial and retirement planning. In 2003, he started The Retirement Company and has built his business on the foundational principle of The Golden Rule — “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” He truly enjoys helping clients make their dreams and goals a reality as they live through their retirement years.

Michael holds life, accident, health and long-term care insurance licenses, as well as a securities license, in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Kansas. He has earned the designations Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) through the American College, in addition to the designation Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP). Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a management option from Winthrop College (now Winthrop University) in Rock Hill, S.C.

Michael has been married to Cynthia for more than 30 years, and they have two grown children. In his free time, Michael enjoys tennis, golf, travel with family and playing with his two rescue dogs, Maple and Bentley.

Meet Robert Allison

Robert Allison joined The Retirement Company, LLC in 2010. He focuses on comprehensive retirement planning for individuals and families using a common-sense, risk-management approach.

Robert moved to Greenville in 1998. He is married to Wanda Allison, and they have three children and four grandchildren. He is an active member of NewSpring Church, where he leads a married couples' small group and is a Next Steps area team leader.

Robert is a licensed life, accident and health insurance professional in both North and South Carolina. He is securities registered in both Carolinas and in Alabama, having a Series 7 and 66 securities registrations.

Meet Cynthia Allison

Cynthia Allison has been with The Retirement Company, LLC since its inception.  She serves as the marketing manager and helps to plan and coordinate social media, seminars and educational workshops, and client events. She attended Winthrop University, where she met and later married Michael Allison, and they have resided in the Carolina’s for the past 30+ years. They are the proud parents of twins, who are now attending college at USC and Wofford.

Strategies for Financial Independence

To schedule a time to discuss your financial future and the possible role of insurance or investments in your financial strategy, contact us at m.allison@securitiesamerica.com or call us at (864) 244-0375 today!

We are an independent financial services firm helping individuals create retirement strategies using a variety of investment and insurance products to custom suit their needs and objectives.

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