Brian Leitner, CFP®, ChFC®

Head of Wealth Management, Chief Practice Management Officer

Overland Park, KS

As head of wealth management, Brian oversees Mariner Wealth Advisors’ regional leadership team to ensure our advisors have the resources they need to deliver a unique client experience. In addition, he is responsible for organic growth within the company and is a member of the firm’s executive committee. Brian is also host of Mariner Wealth Advisors’ podcast, “Your Life, Simplified” which is available on iTunes, Google Play and YouTube.

Prior to joining Mariner in 2010, Brian was head of the Preferred Planning platform at UBS, where he managed a group of professionals who provided comprehensive wealth advice to high-net-worth clients. While in that role, he advised the firm’s wealthiest clients on heavily concentrated equity positions, philanthropic planning and wealth transfer strategies. Before joining UBS, Brian was a consultant in the Financial Planning and Tax Services department of Ernst & Young, LLP, where he provided investment and tax strategies to individual and corporate clients.

Brian has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York College at Oneonta and a master’s degree in taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional and a Chartered Financial Consultant®. He has passed the Series 7, 24, 51 and 66 exams. Brian was honored as a member of Ingram’s 2013 class of 40 Under Forty.

Ingram’s Magazine “40 under Forty” honorees are nominated based upon ethics and integrity, leadership skills, achievement in business, entrepreneurship, executive-level managerial status, professional affiliations and associations, appointments to boards and commissions and community service.