Advisor profile

What you can expect when you work with me

The right financial advice can help prepare you for whatever life brings — both the expected and the unexpected.

When you work with me, you receive:
  • 1:1 financial advice based on your goals and needs.
  • Personalized recommendations for a diversified portfolio, and solutions to help protect you from uncertainty.
  • Regular meetings to review your goals, progress and investments.
  • Anytime access to your investments and digital tools to help you stay on track.

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Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.

Areas of focus

  • Investments
  • Family Finances
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies


  • CRPC™ Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™


  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, 1978

Awards & recognition

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018-2022
  • Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2015-2023
  • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2018-2022
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2012 & 2015-2017
  • Ameriprise Chairman's Advisory Council, 2007-2017

Community participation

David Brazen maintains an active role in the community by participating in charitable events such as the Jingle Bell Run fundraiser for the Arthris Foundation, Night for Sight charitable event for the Alliance for Vision Research, Inc., holiday party sponsor for the Children's Center of Detroit, supports Chase Away Foundation, and silent auction for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is also involved with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. As of October 2015, Dave became inducted onto the Board of Directors for a local non-profit, Trinity Community Care


  • Performance Automobiles
  • Family Vacations
  • Hawaii

Private Wealth Advisors

Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors have extensive experience in helping affluent clients preserve and grow their wealth. They possess the capabilities and resources to provide customized recommendations and support for tax, estate, and retirement planning. They help clients step back and explore the full range of opportunities their wealth can bring. With years of experience and an established network of expert resources, Private Wealth Advisors are among the most qualified and credentialed advisors in the industry. Ameriprise Financial gives this elite group the highest priority and quality of service and resources available to help ensure their clients receive the best possible client experience.