Brett S. Ellen, CFP® is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Financial Network (AFN), an independent financial solutions firm dedicated to serving individuals and corporate clients across North America in the areas of financial planning, wealth management, risk management, and corporate services 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 has grown to support both individual and corporate clients. Brett and the professional advisors at AFN establish comprehensive financial plans focusing on key areas such as retirement, education and estate planning in addition to tax strategies and insurance. Corporate clients 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.
Brett sits on the advisory board of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and is an active member with Business Forums International in addition to his own business group, the Financial Solutions Alliance. 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 TurnKindnessOn. org, 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. Brett received the prestigious Humanitarian Award from the MDA and was presented with The Community Leadership Award in Mentoring Excellence from Investment News Magazine.