Brad Bower, Patriot’s Founder, President and CEO, has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. After graduating the United States Military Academy at West Point and serving in the United States Army, he began his career with a large Wall Street firm as a stockbroker.
Little did he know that, as a broker, he would be solely judged and compensated, not by doing the right thing for his clients, but by selling them the highest commissioned investment products. Uncomfortable with the incentive to sell rather than advise that is inherent in the brokerage industry, Brad soon decided this way of doing business was not for him.
Knowing there had to be a better way to serve his clients and invest their hard earned money, Brad co-founded Patriot Investment Management in 1993. Patriot is now one of the largest and most respected fee only investment advisory firms in Knoxville.
Patriot currently manages over $877 million in assets and there are thirteen advisors and seven staff members on the Patriot team.