Our Team

Take a moment and visit our team of Advisors available to assist you. Specialists in each retirement field working together adds valuable diversity and expertise to you and while ensuring custom strategies and solutions as your needs change during retirement.


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Mike Gann

Certified Senior AdvisorLicensed Retirement Advisor, CSA

Mike Gann is the founder and president of Advantage Retirement Services. He has been a licensed retirement advisor in both Mo., and Ark. since 2001, dedicating his time to asset-protection strategies.

Mike is a 15-year member of the National Association of Professional Advisors, a 14-year member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, a 13-year annual qualifier of the Advisors Million Dollar Roundtable.

Born and raised in Nixa, Mo., Mike attended Missouri State University, before moving to Little Rock, where he later became a licensed retirement advisor.

Mike and his wife, Cindy, are proud parents of daughters Kali, Gracie and Christy; son Chance; and grandchildren Laura and Cameron. The two remain active in the local community and church.

Mike believes client relationships are much more than just handshakes and meetings. His goal and wish is to help enhance your retirement years.

License: #8024595, #415683, #211475

Cindy Gann

Our Office and Marketing Manager

Cindy Gann has 25 years of experience in human resources with Alltel Corporate. This experience allows Cindy to enjoy and oversee advertising and marketing events, as well as schedule client services.

Steve Helms

Independent Medicare Advisor

Steve Helms, specializes in the Senior Medicare Market. As a Certified Specialist and independent advisor, Steve represents many different providers, thereby ensuring that you have a wide selection of companies to choose from and a plan that best fits your needs.

Steve is a veteran of the United States Army, who honorably served in the First Gulf War. He is also a Missouri State Representative who serves the people of Missouri and the 135th District in Springfield. He and his wife, Virginia, have three children and have been married for over 30 years. They attend Second Baptist Church and reside in Springfield, Missouri.

Medicare can be complicated, so don’t go it alone. Call Steve today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation appointment at your home or our office.

NPN:8987475, BUS2015-01476, #4973310, #147462565, LY8247V87SB

Terry Conner

CFP, Certified Financial Planner

As a valued resource to our clients, Terry Conner is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Senior Vice President with Financial Engines Advisors. Terry has worked as a fee-based Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) for 25-years, and serves as a Fiduciary Advisor with professional investment advice.

Advantage Retirement brings the very best of Safe Money, and Income for Life strategies along with the expertise of Terry’s objective and diversified strategies for a client’s funds under management.

Ty James

Our Medicare and Healthcare Independent Advisor

Ty James has a bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College. Ty has been an insurance advisor since 2010 and is a Certified Specialist in the Senior Medicare Market representing many different Medicare providers.

Ty is certified in Traditional Supplements and Advantage Medicare Plans which enables him to place his clients in a Medicare plan that best fits their needs.

Ty, his wife Caly and their two children, live in Rogersville where they are active in their church and community.

License: #8076639, #1638346

Sativa Boatman-Sloan

Attorney at Law

Sativa Boatman-Sloan, is the owner and an attorney at Law Office of Sativa Boatman-Sloan, LLC & 417 Elder Law. Sativa is a valued resource to our clients, her law firm provides legal services in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate, and elder law. Elder law is very complex and Sativa enjoys educating families with the many challenges aging can bring to their lives. Sativa was born and raised in Springfield, MO and graduated with a B.A. from Truman State in 1993. She has been practicing law in Missouri since 1996.

We at Advantage Retirement have always been pleased with the service and attention to detail that our clients received from Sativa. We consider her to be a tremendous benefit to families in retirement and those transitioning into retirement.


“We have been so pleased over the years with the financial guidance and the close relationship that Sandra and I have received from Mike and Cindy at Advantage Retirement”
– Ret. Sheriff Pierpont

“7 years ago we transferred most of our retirement savings into a safe, guaranteed growth product, and it has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Our relationship and service we receive from Mike and his staff has been so important in giving us peace of mind”
– Dr. Jim and Rosalie

“We have known Mike for 14 years and we think the world of him and his staff. They have always been so helpful during our retirement years. Looking back we have even a greater appreciation today for our different safe money and income accounts that we rely on so much today. Now that we both are approaching eighty we are most grateful in all the ways that Mike has helped our family protect our estate.”
– Mrs. Freida

“Over the last 10 years I have never had to worry about Mike returning my phone calls in quick fashion. The customer service and friendship I have with Mike means everything to me and it meant the same to my wife before she passed away. During that time Mike was there for me and my daughter in so many ways and it means so much to us.”
– Gerald C.