Since the start of his financial services career in 1979, Bryan has specialized in helping individuals accumulate and preserve wealth for retirement and beyond. A native of Fairmont, Minnesota, Bryan earned his master’s degree in financial services from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, before embarking on what would become a lifelong career as a wealth management consultant. He established, Sweet Financial Services, in 1987 and developed a relationship with Raymond James in 1989. Bryan has been a member of the Raymond James Chairman’s Council since 2004*.
Bryan’s drive and relentless pursuit to simplify, inspire and improve the future of our clients has given him and his team the opportunity to be recognized in industry publications, such as being named to the Inc Magazine Top 500 list for fastest growing Private Companies since 2014.(1) In order to continue to provide the best client experience possible, Bryan has made the commitment to participate in the Ed Slott Top Advisor Group, Peak Advisor Alliance ,The Genius Network and the Strategic Coach Program.
It is because of Bryan’s passion in working with his best clients that he decided to develop Dare to Dream Enterprises. He found that he works best with high-net-worth business owners who have complex financial needs. In working with these clients, helping move them toward living their retirement dreams, it became evident that all too often, people don’t dream big enough.
Dare to Dream Enterprises helps provide clarity in a world of chaos so that people are able to focus on the things in life that matter most to them. Dare to Dream supports business owners, women in transition, and others who are looking to build a bigger future and take control of their lives.
Bryan has also helped build a platform that is ran by his business partner, Brittany Anderson and Draye Redfern of Redfern Media called Ultimate Advisor Coaching. This program helps independent financial advisory practices reach new levels of success through automation, lead generation and team engagement, all while building up a second in command. The goal of this platform is to create a freedom-filled life for the entrepreneur by creating systems and processes that allow them to focus on revenue generating activity and on the things they most enjoy.
With the help of co-authors, Brittany Anderson, Director of Operations, and Oliver Kollofski, Director of Wealth Services, Bryan wrote his own book, Dare to Dream: Design the Retirement You Can’t Wait to Wake Up to! The passion behind the book, is to help you optimize your assets you have been building for your entire career so that retirement becomes the most fulfilling, rewarding, and joyful time of your life. You can learn more HERE.
Locally, his passion of creating a greater community shines through as being part of the Fairmont Opera House Endowment Committee, Martin County Area Foundation, and is past chairman of the board of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Mary Beth, live in Fairmont. Bryan recently established the Marilyn Sweet-Borchardt Education Foundation. In honor of his Mother, he started the foundation to help single women who have children going to college. Currently, the foundation is able to help support two young people each year, and as the fund grows, we will expand the number of grants we provide.
*Membership is based on prior fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually. This recognition is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement and may not be representative of individual clients experiences. (1) The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. Raymond James is not affiliated with Inc. Magazine. (2) Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse the opinions or services of Peak Advisor Alliance, Ed Slott, Strategic Coach OR Genius Network. Membership to Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM is limited to the top financial professionals in the United States, with nearly 400 professionals dedicated to the ongoing training and mastery of advanced retirement account and tax planning laws and strategies. To be eligible to join Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group, you must complete Ed Slott and Company’s 2-Day IRA Workshop or Ed Slott and Company’s eSeminar Series. Strategic Coach and Genius Network will provide the Sweet Financial team with “thinking tools” that open up our minds, conquer roadblocks, connect with industry transformers, and get access to best practices to curate discussions so we can develop and deepen relationships with clients. Raymond James is not affiliated with The Marilyn Sweet-Borchardt Education Foundation or Dare to Dream Enterprises.