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Brian Smith, RICP®
The simple truth is, it's all about the relationship.

Brian Smith, RICP®

Brian-Smith.Annuity Sales Consultant

Brian got his start with American Financial in January of 2004 after spending 7 years at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America as a member of the FASTeam and as a senior marketing and training consultant. He spent most of his youth in Colorado before attending Northwestern College in Roseville, MN where he earned a B.S. in Biology and the Bible. Brian served on active duty from 1993 to 1997 and deployed to Iraq in 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He retired as a Major from the United States Army in 2011. 


Professionally, Brian enjoys helping producers succeed because he knows the profound effect that a well-presented, individualized strategy can have on a client’s retirement income planning strategy and the producer’s book of business. He really enjoys forming relationships with producers and becoming someone that they can depend on for quality assistance, something that can be elusive these days.


Brian and his wife Angie live in a suburb of Minneapolis with their sons Logan and Riley. While away from the office Brian spends time with his family, hunts, fishes and has even traveled to Italy to play basketball.