Our Investment Executives

Al Avila

Al Avila, Senior Investment Executive
117 E. Joliet St.
Crown Point, IN 46307
219-663-5100 Ext. 3711

Al Avila is a Senior Investment Executive who has assisted individuals, companies, and organizations manage wealth for nearly 20 years. After graduating from Indiana University Northwest with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, he began his career as an Investment Executive in 1997 and has been with Centier Bank since 2002. Dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients, Al works with individuals and local businesses assisting in areas such as college funding, retirement, estate, insurance, and investment planning. Al has his Series 7, Series 65, and Series 63 securities registrations as well as his Life and Health Insurance License.

Al is a lifelong resident of Lake County, Indiana and has a son named Blake. He has also traveled the world over the last 20+ years as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy Reserves.

Alan Swingler

Alan Swingler, Senior Investment Executive
9701 Indianapolis Blvd.  
Highland, IN 46322
219-924-6400 Ext. 4320

Alan joined the Centier family in 1994 and has more than thirty years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked with several substantial companies prior to Centier. In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University, Alan is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Senior Investment Executive, holds his Series 24 registration, and is a Licensed Insurance Agent. His clients look to him to help protect and enhance their wealth and income.

Alan volunteers his time as a pension committee member for a large non-profit company dedicated to providing quality day programs and residential services for the adult mentally-challenged population in Northwest Indiana. Alan and his wife have four sons and live in Munster, Indiana.

Kevin Babcock

Kevin Babcock, Senior Investment Executive
8310 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-757-5665 Ext. 4505

Kevin Babcock is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, passionately serving a select group of families, business owners, and senior level executives. Kevin's clients look to him to assist in the identification of their goals and objectives, save them money, potentially minimize their taxes, and afford them more time for family and all that life has to offer.

Kevin's strategies assist his valued clients with the creation, management, and transfer of their hard earned wealth. His mission is to be your trusted adviser, providing you with practical investment ideas and making your financial concerns easier to manage and more secure.

Kevin joined the Centier family in 1999. He and his wife have three children and live in Crown Point, Indiana. Kevin is involved with many community organizations such as Lake Area United Way, Merrillville Civitan, and Crown Point youth sports.

Lisa Marek

Lisa Marek, Senior Investment Executive
150 Lincolnway  
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219-465-9002 Ext. 2162

Lisa joined Centier in 2000 and has been in the Financial Services Industry for more than 25 years. She has been repeatedly recognized for her achievements with selection to Cetera's President's Club since 2007. A licensed Senior Investment Executive, Lisa provides personalized, world-class service and is committed to providing the individual attention necessary to help you meet your financial goals in life.

Lisa has her Series 7, Series 65, Series 66 securities registrations, and her Life Insurance License. As a resident of Porter County, Lisa is also actively involved in her local community, participating in the Valparaiso's Lion's Club, the Anti-Cruelty Society, and the IOTA Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa.

Mitch Marcus

Mitch Marcus, Senior Investment Executive
8020 E. 109th Ave. (Winfield)
Crown Point, IN 46307
219-663-0513 Ext. 2209

Mitch has more than twenty years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, having worked in Lending, Banking, and Investment Services providing valued advice and practical solutions to help build results for his clients. In addition to a Management Degree with an Industrial Engineering Minor from Purdue University, Mitch is also a Senior Investment Executive, is Indiana Life Insurance Licensed, and has his Series 7, Series 65, Series 6, and Series 63 securities registrations.

Mitch joined Centier in 1994, lives in Valparaiso and is an active member in his community. He is a mentor and a volunteer with DECA (a student marketing/entrepreneur association), is a volunteer with the Porter County Council on Aging (PCACS), and is a member and past treasurer of the Winfield/LOFS Chamber of Commerce.

Bill Guisinger

Bill Guisinger, Senior Investment Executive
915 S. Halleck St.
Demotte, IN 46310
844-755-6600 Ext. 1896

Bill Guisinger is a Senior Investment Executive and has been helping clients achieve their financial goals for more than 15 years. His clients receive assistance in planning for their retirement, funding their children’s college, long-term care, and estate needs.  Bill works hand in hand with clients to uncover gaps in their plans and provides quality solutions to create a better future for them and their loved ones.

Bill holds degrees in Economics and Finance from Manchester College. He has his Series 6, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 securities registrtions and is Indiana Life Insurance Licensed. Bill and his wife, Shelley, have 3 daughters. They stay extremely active in their church and their community as longtime residents of Jasper County.

Karen Anastasi

Karen Anastasi, Investment Executive
600 E. 84th Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-755-6110 Ext. 1885

Karen joined Centier in 2002 and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry passionately serving a select group of families, business owners and senior level executives. Karen’s clients look to her to assist in the identification of their goals and objectives, save them money, potentially minimize their taxes, and afford them more time for family and all that life has to offer.

Karen’s strategies assist her valued clients with the creation, management, and transfer of their hard earned wealth. Her mission is to be your trusted investment executive, providing you with practical investment ideas and making your financial concerns easier to manage and more secure.

Karen has her Series 7, Series 63, and Life Insurance licenses. She also achieved the designation of a Retirement Income Certified Professional® from The American College of Financial Services. Karen and her husband have two children. She enjoys volunteering at her church in their Bell Choir as well as spending time with her grandchildren.

Simon Coleman

Simon Coleman, Investment Executive
8310 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-757-5665 ext. 4513

Simon Coleman is a fully licensed and registered Investment Executive who is passionate about serving clients and their families. Simon’s clients look to him to help identify their important financial goals, building a savings and investment plan designed to help them achieve those goals. As Simon’s clients begin to contemplate retirement, Simon works to help identify opportunities to maximize cash flow for a more successful retirement.

Simon helps his clients create and understand their unique financial plan while helping to direct their decisions around their hard-earned wealth. His goal is to be your trusted advisor, providing you sensible investment ideas and easing your financial worries. Simon is supported by a team of experienced professionals who share his passion to provide the best possible service while building long-term relationships with his clients.

Simon joined the Centier Family in 2019. He and his wife live in Valparaiso, Indiana. Outside of his responsibilities as a financial professional, Simon enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid sports fan who also finds time to play in various local soccer leagues.

Investment Services are available at your convenience by appointment at any Centier Bank office.