Brian Walsh, Jr. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Vested Advisors. He is also a Partner in The Ascent Group, which is a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm managing over $2.5 Billion of assets. His professionalism in the financial services business focuses on comprehensive financial planning, fee-only fiduciary advice, investment management, risk management, and ESG investing.
Brian is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds the esteemed Certified Financial Fiduciary (CFF) and Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) designations. Additionally, he is Finra Series 7,6,63,65, Life and Health Insurance Licensed. Brian earned his MBA in Finance and Portfolio Management from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. He received his undergraduate degree from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania.
Brian understands that each client has a different set of goals and objectives, which is why he takes a comprehensive approach to financial planning. Brian works diligently with his clients to understand their needs which helps him build a custom financial plan unique to their individual goals.
Brian has been featured in outlets such as CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, among others, for his insights on market and economic outlooks and strategies to help maximize financial planning outcomes.
Before his career in Finance, Brian was a Police Officer in Prince William County, Virginia. Brian was nominated as squad leader by his peers and led responses to high-risk calls and violent crimes. He was twice nominated for Officer of the Month – once for his work tracking down the victim and suspect involved in a kidnapping and once for assisting a victim of domestic abuse.
Brian lives in Wayne, PA, with his wife, Lisa, and two daughters, Ella and Joie.