Brian began his career as a financial advisor with Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. in 1991. During his tenure at Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc., Brian had the pleasure of working directly with Julius Westheimer, who was widely recognized as a renowned financial advisor in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
With over twenty four years of investment experience, Brian has attained the Accredited Wealth Manager designation through the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute of Michigan State University. After completing the extensive curriculum required, Brian earned the certification of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®). He is licensed by the Maryland Insurance Administration and his industry licenses include the Series 7, 31, 63 and 65. Brian is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), which represents his advanced training and competency in the subject of fiduciary responsibility.
Aside from his notable standing within RBC Wealth Management, Brian has earned accolades and respect within the financial industry. He has been recognized by Barron's as one of the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the country in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and by Barron's as one of the Top 1,000 Financial Advisors since 2010. Brian has also been cited as an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record. From the time RBC Wealth Management acquired Ferris Baker Watts, Brian has been a member of the firm's Chairman's Council, an honor bestowed on the top 150 Financial Advisors of RBC Wealth Management Financial Advisors.
Brian is a financial commentator on Baltimore’s WBAL news radio and television network. You can listen to him every Saturday morning at 10:00 AM on WBAL Radio hosting the "Brian Kroneberger Financial Hour." If you miss him on Saturday you can catch him weekdays at 7:50 AM on WBAL radio providing timely market insight during his "Money Report." In addition to Brian’s daily presence on WBAL radio, he makes frequent appearances on WBAL Television.
Brian currently serves as the Chair on the Investment Committee for the Catholic Community Foundation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In addition, he is a Board of Trustee for Calvert Hall College High School.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Brian attended Calvert Hall College High School and graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Brian was a Three Time All-American lacrosse player at Loyola University and played eight years professionally with the Baltimore Thunder of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. He is a member of both The Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Chapter and the Loyola University Hall of Fame. Brian is married with three children.
The formula Barron's uses to rank advisors is proprietary. It has three major components: assets managed, revenue produced and quality of practice. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor's returns are dictated largely by the risk tolerance of clients. The quality-of-practice component includes an evaluation of each advisor's regulatory record.
Brian has been a Barron's award-winning advisor since 2010 and was a Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisor in 2013.