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Brad Brantley, AIF®

Blackbridge Financial


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“My main objective is to take the time to listen. Only after fully understanding your goals and objectives, will we work together to develop and execute a successful plan.”

William ‘Brad’ Brantley, AIF®

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Phone: (855) 6-BRIDGE ext. 4




4777 Sharon Road, Suite 540

Charlotte, NC 28210


Wade Schmidt

Senior Relationship Manager


William ‘Brad’ Brantley, AIF®

Accredited Investment Fiduciary® Designee

Director of Corporate Retirement Plans

“Two decades ago, my aim was to establish a practice capable of consistently delivering financial advice and performance, ethically and successfully.  Today, my practice is well-established, expanding and singularly focused on serving you.  A direct and targeted approach is taken to define your goals, create a plan, and determine a timeframe for working towards them.


My designation as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) obligates me to meet higher standards in the advice I give and the actions I take.  I am held to a higher standard of care.  As an AIF®, all fees and charges associated with our services must be fully disclosed in a manner that is clearly displayed and understood by you – the client.”


Brad joined Blackbridge Financial in 2014 with more than 20 years of industry experience.  He is committed to understanding his clients’ financial situation and working closely with them to provide high-quality advice that is custom-tailored to their specific goals.


Originally from Chester, SC, Brad has been a resident of Charlotte since 1995.  Outside of work, he enjoys exercising, traveling and spending time with his wife, Lorraine, and two daughters, Lawson and Mary Mitchell.


Uptown Church, Office of Deacon, since 2006


Business Recognition:

5 Star Wealth Manager, 2015 *Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors.  Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2015 Five Star Wealth Managers.


Experienced In:

Retirement Plans, Active/Tactical Investment Management, Tax Management, Comprehensive Financial Planning; 6-step process


Hidden Talent:

Making small batch, craft, indulgent ice-cream


The Citadel, Military College of SC, 1992; Business/Finance


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Series 7

General Securities Registered Representative

Held with LPL Financial

Series 63

Uniform Securities State Agent

Held with LPL Financial

Series 65

Uniform Investment Advisor

Held with Independent Advisor Alliance


Accredited Investment Fiduciary


Securities Registration States


Insurance Registration States


Life and Long-term Care Insurance


Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advice offered through Independent Advisor Alliance, a registered investment advisor. Independent Advisor Alliance and Blackbridge Financial are separate entities from LPL Financial.

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