Eric Brotman, CFP®, AEP®, CPWA®
Chief Executive Officer/Advisor
Eric D. Brotman, CFP®, AEP®, CPWA® is Chief Executive Officer of BFG Financial Advisors, an independent firm assisting clients with wealth creation, preservation, and distribution. Mr. Brotman began his financial planning practice in Baltimore in 1994, and founded Brotman Financial Group in 2003, which later changed its corporate identity to BFG Financial Advisors. He provides investment, retirement, estate, insurance, and comprehensive financial planning services for families, professionals, executives, and business owners, all of whom enjoy extraordinary client service from working with multiple CFP® Practitioners and a team of specialists.
Mr. Brotman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) certification in 1998, and completed his Master's Degree in Financial Services (MSFS) at the American College in 2003. He is also an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®), a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a Chartered Advisor in Senior Living (CASL), and a Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®). Mr. Brotman is a Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services and an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services.
Mr. Brotman is serving a four-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Maryland State Retirement & Pension System as an appointee of Governor Larry Hogan. He is a champion for financial literacy education, serving on the Business Advisory Council for the Comptroller of Maryland. He is a 2009 alumnus and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leadership Maryland. Additionally, Mr. Brotman serves on the Board of Trustees and is the Chairman of the University Advancement Committee at Stevenson University, where he previously served as an adjunct faculty member, teaching financial planning and investment planning courses to CFP® students. He is a 2006 alumnus and former board member of Leadership-Baltimore County, the Past-President and Chairman of the Board of the Financial Planning Association of Maryland, and a member of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council.
Mr. Brotman is the host of the “Don’t Retire… Graduate!” podcast, available at www.dontretiregraduate.com, and recently published “Pay Less Taxes Now! Four strategies to Help Reduce Your Taxes Legally,” available for free download at www.lowtaxbook.com. His most recent book, “Retire Wealthy: The Tools You Need to Help Build Lasting Wealth – On Your Own or With Your Financial Advisor,” was published in 2014 and is available at most online book retailers. A sought-after speaker, he frequently gives seminars and workshops for companies, membership organizations, and fellow financial advisors.
Mr. Brotman appears regularly on television on 11 News Sunday Morning on WBAL in Baltimore, and has also been interviewed by WMAR Baltimore / ABC2 News. He has appeared in print in Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal,The Daily Record, Smart CEO, Investment Advisor, Fidelity Investor's Weekly, Investment News, Journal of Financial Planning, Crain’s Baltimore, and numerous other publications. He has been featured on various websites, including Yahoo! Finance, ChiefExecutive.com, Reuters.com, Financial-Planning.com, and Forbes.com, and has appeared on a variety of radio programs, including the Marilu Henner Show and KGO News in San Francisco. Mr. Brotman was named as one of the “Maryland Power Players” by The Gazette of Politics and Business in 2010 and one of the “Very Important Professionals” by The Daily Record in 2011.