Brett Whitley serves within the Professional Athlete Division and the Private Wealth division of Ronald Blue & Co. in Nashville, Tennessee.
As a Private Wealth Advisor for the Private Wealth division, Brett works with individuals, families, and business owners as they build their wealth and assists them in giving generously and managing their financial resources wisely. Through fee-only objective counsel and a principle-based approach, he helps his clients plan purposefully and comprehensively for the uses of their wealth and to accomplish their life and financial goals. Brett and his team provide highly personalized service and offer expertise including integrated financial, tax, estate and trust planning, investment management, business succession, and philanthropic counsel.
As a Financial Advisor with the Professional Athlete Division, Brett and his team also serve many athletes and their families and assist them in navigating the financial, marital and personal pitfalls that athletes face today. The Professional Athlete Division of Ronald Blue & Co. employs a customized service model geared to the unique needs of the athlete in their specific sport. Services include coordination of tax and legal counsel, bill paying, cash flow management, financial and estate planning, and philanthropic strategies. Ronald Blue & Co. serves over 100 active and retired players and coaches across the MLB, NFL, NBA, PGA, NASCAR and the NCAA.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Brett enjoyed 18 years of experience working in various capacities including his role as Chief Financial and Operating Officer of BTC Capital, a real estate development and investment company, as a U.S. equity trader and owner of an independent investment company, and in corporate management of finance, sales & marketing, and operations within the General Motors’ Saturn division. Brett earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University and graduated from Wheaton College and Illinois Institute of Technology with a dual degree in Liberal Arts and Mechanical Engineering.
Brett is active in his community by serving as a volunteer coach for youth sports, in his local church, and as a board member to local non-profit organizations. He attends Grace Chapel Church in Leipers Fork with his family. Brett and his wife, Rebecca, live in Franklin with their three children.