Meet Independent Financial Service’s youngest Financial Advisor and Portfolio Technician, Branden Sears. Branden has been with IFS since 2013 and many of you know him as a Paraplanner. He is a Florida native who graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Branden performs all of the necessary tasks in developing a financial plan for clients which includes but is not limited to gathering financial reports for review, creating and modeling different possible financial scenarios, as well as assisting the advisors in preparing the presentation of the information to the client. You will typically speak to Branden regarding changing investments in your portfolio or placing trade requests. He has completed his Series 7, Series 66 and maintains his Florida Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance Licenses.
In his spare time, Branden enjoys running races, training at his local gym and reading. His favorite book is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. If the Ohio State Buckeyes had an award for biggest fan, Branden would win that award. He is a lover of all sports, but his heart belongs to the Buckeyes.
Branden’s favorite quote:
“When something is important enough, you do it. Even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk