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Brian Kunkel, JD, RICP, CMFC, CRPS
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Brian Kunkel, JD, RICP, CMFC, CRPS

Brian-Kunkel.jpgSr. VP, Advanced Markets

Brian joined American Financial in 2012 bringing over 20 years of industry experience to the firm. He is responsible for helping financial professionals understand and uncover the opportunities that exist in the wealth accumulation, distribution, and legacy markets as well as developing strategies that increase the value that financial professionals bring to their clients.


Prior to joining American Financial, Brian was with Prudential Annuities.
During his tenure with Prudential, he led Prudential’s Advanced Markets team helping Prudential become an industry leader in the sale of annuities. Additionally, Brian spent three years with The Hartford's Retirement and Wealth Consulting team. There he traveled the country working with financial professionals to understand the challenges of income strategies. Brian also spent 10 years with Woodbury Financial Services where he developed the broker/dealer’s life insurance product offering and led the firm’s Advanced Markets team.


Brian received his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law where he graduated Cum Laude. He also received degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Minnesota. Brian has his Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor and Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist designations from the College for Financial Planning. He also holds the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation from the The American College. Brian and his family live in the Twin Cities and spend a lot of their time at their cabin in northern Wisconsin.

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