Brian Ford, CFP®, entered the securities industry in 1994 and is now the lead advisor for The Ford Group at RBC Wealth Management located in Richmond, Va. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. In 2016, he received the Financial Times’ Top 400 Financial Advisors award. He has been designated a member of the RBC Wealth Management Chairman’s Council, which is the firm’s most prestigious honor each year since 2007. In 2011, he was selected as the Best Financial Planner by Richmond Magazine. In 2008, he was recognized as one of Virginia’s Top 50 Wealth Advisors by Virginia Business and in 2007, he was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” advisors in the investment industry by On Wall Street magazine. He is a regular radio contributor to the “Virginia Stock Report,” as well as the Monday Morning Business Report on WCVE 88.9 FM (Richmond). He is active in the Richmond community by serving leadership roles with the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation, the Estate Planning Advisory Council at the University of Richmond and is an adult Sunday school teacher.