Mike Brown, CFP®

Title: President, Chief Financial Officer
Company: The Mike Brown Financial Group (Raymond James Financial Services Independent Advisor)
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Mike Brown, CFP®, President, Chief Financial Officer at The Mike Brown Financial Group (Raymond James Financial Services Independent Advisor), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in retirement planning and wealth management.

Mr. Brown became introduced to the financial field while working in media. While working in media, he was providing information and advice to the public but never knew if the information was being used to benefit the public. He ended up falling in love with the idea of working with people and helping them financially. This led him down the path of finance. Before starting his career path, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980. He then became a certified financial planner in 1992 and a chartered retirement planning counselor.

Mr. Brown’s most notable achievement was seeing people who might not have been able to retire on their own terms live happy lives with their families. He is also proud of being able to grow his practice into a family practice. He works with his wife, son and daughter-in-law and it is rewarding knowing that they also love doing the work. He began his professional career as a television reporter before moving into the financial field. Since 2020, he has been the president, chief executive officer, and senior wealth advisor of The Mike Brown Financial Group, a Raymond James Financial Services Independent Advisor and since 1994, he has been working as a wealth manager. From 2000 to 2020, he was the managing director of Wealth Management, UBS.

Looking Towards the future, Mr. Brown will continue with what he is doing. He believes the clients will take the practice to where it needs to be. He foresees doing generational work, where he will be working with the children and grandchildren of his current clients. As a testament to his success, Mr. Brown was named Best in State Financial Advisor by Forbes in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and First Full-time Practicing Journalist by the College for Financial Planning. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, spending time with his family and reading.

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