About Us

Our Purpose

We are a team of experienced financial professionals here to serve you!
At Bradford Financial Advisors, we believe in your future.

At Bradford Financial Advisors, we believe everyone should have access to financial planners. We do not require minimums and offer complimentary introductory meetings with our fiduciary advisors. We are truly vested in our community, and in your future.

Our Team

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Bryan Bradford
Owner, Financial Planner, and Investment Advisor Representative

Bryan Bradford brings his personal approach to each client’s financial planning process. He has served his clients’ financial needs since 1993. His office is located in the heart of Main Street in beautiful, downtown Brighton, MI. Going the extra mile, Bryan holds a Bachelors of Science in Corporate Finance, a specialty most advisors do not hold and cannot offer clients. Some of our clients regularly drive more than an hour to meet with Bryan to take advantage of his nearly 30 years of financial advisor experience and extensive industry knowledge.

As a financial professional, his life’s focus is on serving his clients by becoming their financial advocate - providing guidance and strategies to help them preserve and enhance their net worth and quality of life. Since 2014, Bryan has gone through the extensive interview process by the Dave Ramsey team to be listed as a Dave Ramsey Trusted Advisor (formerly known as a Recommended SmartVestor Pro Advisor). This is a local professional in your area that Dave and his team have selected to serve Dave’s Fans. Each and every SmartVestor Advisor goes through a careful interview process to ensure they deliver consistent and objective advice according to Dave’s philosophy, they also provide outstanding customer service, and have the heart of a teacher

As a disabled Veteran, Bryan is community-oriented, serving his community’s local youth and Veterans. Bryan was injured in the line of duty and was honorably discharged with a prosthetic knee in 1987. Bryan has been involved with mentoring for Reaching Higher, the Youth Leadership Program at Brighton High School since 2010. He is a Founding Member and was Chair of Exhibitors for le Concours de Livingston, benefiting Love, Inc. from 2011 - 2014. Bryan received the Don Pobuda Award for Service to the Community as a rotarian. He was recognized by Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 for his commitment to veterans causes. He received the Karl H. Greimel Award for his work as the Chairman of the Brighton Veterans Memorial by the City of Brighton Planning Commission.

 

He has been involved in raising millions of dollars for various programs in Livingston County since moving his office to Brighton in 2009. He advocated for the City of Brighton to approve the POW/MIA flag now permanently displayed at the Millpond. He instituted the Adopt a Solider for Christmas program for Veteran’s Connected. He is currently the chairman for Veterans Connected, a 501c3 here in downtown Brighton, and was recently named on the board of directors for Freedom River.

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Cathryn Porter
Financial Planner, Investment Advisor Representative, and Registered Representative

Cathryn joined our team during the start of mad chaos, in 2020 during the Pandemic. She has become a great asset to the office and has accomplished incredible strides her first two years. She is currently finishing up her Bachelor of Science, Corporate Finance and Accounting Degrees, is a full-time Financial Planner, full-time wife, and full-time mother of two little boys.

 

She continues to follow her passion of helping others in the financial industry. Once Cathryn is finished with her two Degrees, she will move forward with her Certified Financial Planner Certificate as well. Cathryn stops at nothing to continue improving her knowledge to best assist our clients.

 

Cathryn also serves as our Client Service Mangers and assists clients with online access, and assistance with use of our financial tool programs made available to our clients.

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Jennifer Stevens
Operations Manager

Jennifer is responsible for overseeing the daily maintenance of our client’s portfolios.

Prior to joining Bradford Financial Advisors, in 2016, Jennifer attended Cleary University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree.

Jennifer spends her free time volunteering for P.O.E.T Animal Rescue. She provides in-home foster for dogs in need, and has been “adopted” by three of her fosters that have become part of her permanent family.