About Us

Located in Sarasota County on Florida’s West Coast, this nationally recognized team has the deep experience, qualifications, and training needed to help you navigate the complexity of wealth management.  Scott Pinkerton has been recognized as one of the Top 1200 Financial Advisors in America by Barron’s Magazine for six years (2009-2014)*.

Scott Pinkerton:  Managing Director-Investment Officer
27 Years ExperienceScott Pinkerton of Pinkerton Wealth Management Venice, FL

 Professional Designations


Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA),


Wittenberg University BA.,

Wharton School of Business (CIMA).


Community Foundations, College and University Endowments, Family Foundations, and High Net Worth Families.


Married to Julie (26 years), three daughters (in college!)

History buff and avid cyclist-especially mountain biking.

Community Involvement

Citizens for Better Schools

Citizens for Academic Success and Excellence

Together in Mission- Funding a new vision for the Lutheran Church in Florida and Haiti.

Previous Capital Campaign Chair

Loveland Center (Senior Center for Adults with developmental disabilities)

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

Emmanuel Lutheran Church building expansion

Venice Little Theatre (now Venice Theatre)

Past President

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Boards Served

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

United Way of South Sarasota County

Venice Parks and Recreation Board

Village on the Isle

Michael Harkins: Vice President-Investments
24 Years Experience

Michael Harkins of Pinkerton Wealth Management Venice, FL

Michael joined A.G. Edwards, a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors, in 1990. He is a Vice President - Investment Officer for the Pinkerton Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Michael is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he earned a degree in Economics.

Michael remains very active in giving back to our community and the outdoors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Loveland Center (a school for developmentally disabled adults) and has served as Chairman of the Board for two terms. He was the founding Board Chair for Loveland Legacy (foundation) and remains an active member of the Loveland Legacy Board of Directors.

Michael is a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Wild Turkey Federation, Florida Chapter and was President for the NWTF local chapter.

He serves as the primary consultant to a select group of families, nonprofit endowments and pension plans.

Kathy Henderson: Senior Registered Client Associate

27 Years of experience

Kathleen Henderson of Pinkerton Wealth Management Venice, FL

Born in New York, Kathy grew up in Hempstead, Long Island. She moved from L.I. to Venice in 1977, is a graduate of Venice High School and the University of South Florida. She has two children: Patrick, a senior at Venice High School and Morgan, a sophmore at the University of Florida. She enjoys traveling with her kids, watching the Florida sunsets, long walks on the beach and bicycling. Kathy brings 27 years of experience in the securities industry, from a Branch Operations Manager to a Senior Registered Client Associate. Kathy has her Series 7 registration and has been part of the Pinkerton Wealth Management Team since 2008.

Margaret Sloan: Senior Registered Client Associate

12 Years Experience

Margaret Sloan of Pinkerton Wealth Management Venice, FL

Margaret hails originally from Wisconsin and grew up outside Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of Iowa State University, and studied at the University of London at Bloomsbury. She has been a lifelong visitor to Venice and finally moved here permanently in 1994. She enjoys playing golf, tennis, and traveling to historically significant destinations. Margaret travels to Lake Lure, NC for her annual trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. She started with A.G. Edwards, a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors, in 2001 and obtained her Series 7 and Series 66 registrations.

Pam Blewett: Senior Client Associate

30 Years Experience

Pam Blewett of Pinkerton Wealth Management Venice, FL

Pam was born in Holland, Michigan but grew up in Venice, Florida. She went through the Venice School System, graduating from Venice High School. She then attended MCC and settled down in Venice, Florida with her husband, Mike and their daughter, Renee. Pam has over 25 years experience in the securities industry working in various capacities. She began working with Scott Pinkerton 20 years ago, and has been part of the Pinkerton Wealth Management Group ever since. She enjoys spending time at a vacation home she and Mike built in the mountains of Tennessee, where they eventually hope to retire.

Gloria Hikade: Client Associate

12 Years Experience

Gloria Hikade of Pinkerton Wealth Management Venice, FL

Born in Bronx, New York, Gloria grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey. She moved from Virginia to Venice in 2001 with her husband George. They have four grown children. Two sons and one daughter reside in Florida and another daughter resides in New York. They have nine grandchildren. Gloria brings years of experience in various office environments. She loves crafting, is an avid tole painter and is a member of the Gulf to Bay Decorative Artists Chapter. She has been part of the Pinkerton Wealth Management Team since 2002.

*Barron’s 2010-2014 -The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component.

*Barron’s 2009 - The number of advisors shown for each state is based on the total population of the state, so larger states have larger listings. The rankings reflect assets under management, revenues, quality of the advisors' practices and other factors. Total assets are all assets overseen by the advisor’s team, including some that are held at other institutions. Assets managed for institutions are given less weight in the scoring. Portfolio performance is not a criterion because most advisors do not have audited track records. Criteria was based on more than 3000 filtered nominations from more than 100 investment, insurance, banking and other related independent financial service firms.

CAR #0814-00720.