Key Financial President and CEO, Patti Brennan, has just been named by Forbes as #2 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors for 2021. This is a move up the list from last year’s #3 spot. Forbes partnered with Shook Research in reviewing than 32,000 nominations nationally to determine this list of the nation’s top financial minds. Nominees are judged based on an algorithm of both qualitative and quantitative data. Advisors must have a minimum of seven years’ experience to qualify and are also weighed on additional considerations such as revenue trends, compliance records and assets under management. R.J. Shook, the President of Shook Research explains, “Here’s what our research has found: the very best advisors are laser-focused on having a positive impact on their clients’ lives. They want to add meaning and help them live better lives. It is our belief clients are oftentimes better served by local representation. Many of the clients we talk to say they consider their advisors and teams like a part of their families, so it’s nice to have them close by.” Shook Research looks for advisors that are leading the way in offering best practices and providing high-quality experiences for their clients.
Patti Brennan is just that type of advisor. Recognized as a thought leader in the industry, is consistently ranked by Forbes, Barron’s and the Financial Times as one of the nation’s top advisors, Brennan sets the bar for other financial advisory firms looking to build their practice while also providing a premier client experience. “As a member of my team recently said, Key Financial is where financial wisdom and caring meet,” states Brennan. “We recently partnered with the MITAge Lab to introduce new technological advancements to our clients to help them age in place longer than they would have dreamed. All of us here at Key Financial take great pride in the fact that we bring the latest research into our financial planning.”
While Patti Brennan is known nationally for her comprehensive services, she is also recognized locally as a loving mother of four children and dedicated member of the community. Patti maintains a close connection by holding seats on the boards of various institutions and nonprofits, such as University of Pennsylvania/Chester County Hospital, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine and Cuddle My Kids. Patti is invited to speak at conferences throughout America, as well as being the only American advisor invited to present at the 2019 Barron’s Economic Summit in London and the 2020 Barron’s Economic Summit in Australia. As a former board member of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), Brennan has been the Keynote speaker for their Annual Economic Review in January – each year for the past fourteen years. Patti has guided “standing room only” audiences with her wisdom, perspective and practical advice through some of the most challenging times in our country. Brennan is also the host of The Patti Brennan Show, a podcast dedicated to helping improve the listener’s net worth. It can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. The show is biweekly and covers timely financial topics as well as economic forecasts and market discussions.