Derek Kirk Brown, CFP®

Financial Advisor


Derek Brown was raised in Vadnais Heights, MN where his dad still resides. Derek's mother and much of his family live down south where he often goes to visit. Derek believes in strong family values and has a passion to bring that family-feel to his team of employees and clientele.

Derek went to St. Cloud State University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Finance and a minor in Industrial Psychology. Derek has been married to his lovely wife, Alex, since July 12th, 2014. They enjoy traveling often, hiking, attending sporting events and concerts, exploring extravagant restaurants, and spending time with their Beagle, Hazel. Derek is truly passionate about exotic cars. He owns a couple himself! Derek also enjoys golfing and 4-wheeling with his family

Professionally, Derek is a visionary. He is known for his BIG thinking. It is a goal of Derek and his team to provide comprehensive financial planning to 40 new clients within their target market per year. On top of that, in his free time, he is constantly reading and studying his craft so he can provide his clients with the highest level of world-class service available in the marketplace.

Derek qualified for forum in 2018 which recognizes Northwestern Mutual's top 200 advisors around the country. He was also awarded the Lion's award in 2017 as the top local advisor at Northwestern Mutual with under 10 years of practice ownership. In addition, Derek has been a Lives Leader Summit Qualifier from 2014-2018 and Million Dollar Round Table Eligible from 2012-2018.

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Derek and Alex

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