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Brett S. Ellen, CFP®

Founder, President & CEO


Brett S. Ellen, CFP® is the Founder, President and CEO of American Financial Network (AFN), an independent financial solutions firm dedicated to serving in- dividuals and corporate clients across North America in the areas of financial planning, wealth management, risk management, and corporate planning from entity structure to exit planning along with collaboration from an elite network of best-in-class tax, legal and banking professional services providers known as AFN’s Financial Solutions Alliance. Brett has been regarded as a visionary leader in the financial industry for more than three decades.

As an independent company, American Financial Network provides a highly customized approach to financial planning and wealth management. AFN provides unbiased investment advice and offers more options and financial planning solutions with its ability to partner with other accomplished financial service professionals. As a result, AFN has effectively grown to support both individual and corporate clients.

While AFN represents a great number of highly successful corporations, executives and business leaders, individual clients have entrusted Brett and the professional advisors at AFN to set up comprehensive financial plans focusing on key areas such as retirement, education and e state planning in addition to tax strategies and insurance. Corporate clients have grown to rely on AFN for compensation and benefit planning solutions including qualified 401K and profit sharing plans, deferred compensation, executive bonus plans, captive insurance, and exit strategies.

Preserving a proactive hands-on approach to his practice, Brett stays in touch and involved with his clients and the communities where they reside. He sits on the advisory board of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and is an active member with Business Forums International in addition to creating his own business group, the Financial Solutions Alliance.

Over the years, Brett has supported charities such as the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Along with his wife and two youngest sons, he founded, a non-profit that fosters community involvement and social responsibility in young children. Blending his love of coaching and financial expertise, he is also known as the Kids Finance Coach, where through live appearances and multimedia platforms, he teaches kids how to save, invest, donate, and spend.

Recognized for his philanthropic endeavors and dedication toward making a difference, Brett received the prestigious HumanitarianAward from the MDA and was presented with The Community LeadershipAward in Mentoring Excellence from Investment News Magazine.

Brett has been repeatedly recognized as a top producer and financial representative year after year by broker/dealers, investment firms, and financial industry publications.

Brett S. Ellen is an investment advisor representative with American Financial Network Advisory Services, LLC and holds the following industry registrations: 6, 7, 22, 63 and 65, and CA Insurance License #0655679. He offers Securities through DFPG Investments, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, a full service broker/dealer serving independent investment professionals nationwide.