Brian Rood (ADPA, CFP®)

Brian Rood focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • LGBT Couples and Families
  • Professional Athletes or Entertainers
  • Retirement Plan Investment Advice
  • Tax Planning
  • Unmarried Couples

Planning Specialties

Financial Planning Investment Management LGBTQ+ friendly Performing Artists Employee Benefit Plan Services College Funding and Student Loan Advising

Additional Information

I am the founder of Artisan Financial Planning and a fee-only fiduciary financial planner working virtually across the country with professional musicians, other performing artists and creative professionals to achieve their financial goals. I was a member of the Kansas City Symphony for 27 years. Equally at home serving others off-stage, I chaired each Musicians’ negotiation committee from 1997-2020 and also served as the first chair of the KCS 403(b) Retirement Committee. I was a long-time member of the KCS Board of Trustees and Finance Committee as well as co-chair of the 1998 Strategic Plan Task Force, which created collaborative and cooperative governance structures that remain today and are unique within the orchestra industry. In 2015 I was honored to receive the title of president emeritus from the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians. I continue to serve as a trustee of the American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund and am presently co-chair of the Investment Committee. We are a fiduciary to you, our client. This means that I put your interests first. As a fee-only fiduciary planner I accept no commissions or referral fees from any provider of financial products or services. I am paid only by my clients directly. Thus I can provide un-compromised, unbiased advice in the best interests of my clients at all times. I would not have it any other way!

NAPFA Start Date

July 05, 2022


This Office

9919 Rosewood Ln Overland Park, KS 66207 Phone: (913) 735-9630