Chief Executive Officer
Brett Harrison serves in a dual capacity as the traditional channel leader for Cetera Financial Group, as well as chief executive officer of Cetera Advisors. Brett Harrison formerly served as president of Cetera Advisors (formerly Multi-Financial Securities Corporation), one of the 20 largest and fastest-growing independent broker-dealers in the country. Located in Denver, Colorado, the firm has more than 1,300 affiliated independent contractor financial professionals nationwide.
Brett has 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, establishing a strong financial management background, and developing a sincere desire to provide advisors with unprecedented levels of service and growth opportunities. Having been with the firm for nearly 20 years, he has held various senior leadership positions, including chief operating officer and vice president of sales and supervision.
His previous responsibilities covered all aspects of service to the firm’s financial professionals, including overseeing representative and business supervision, customer contact, field training and technology applications. Having the ability to build excellent field relationships, he has also been responsible for the firm’s sales organization and managed all sales-related strategies, sales initiatives and field relationships. Brett led the development and implementation of the strong support teams that serve the firm’s financial professionals today.
Previously, Brett was chief financial officer for ING Advisors Network, where he was part of the team responsible for identifying and acquiring broker-dealers, including Multi-Financial. Prior to that, he held various financial positions in the ING Americas region. He began his career with KPMG, one of the world’s largest professional services firms.
Brett graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and successfully completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. He has been an active member on various FSI and SIFMA committees and has a background as a certified public accountant. Brett holds Series 7, 24 and 27 securities registrations.