Brad A Blackburn, CFP®, ChFC®
Founder and Wealth Advisor
Brad has over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a South Carolina native and a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Financial Management and a minor in Accounting.
Brad began his career working for an insurance company, Life of Georgia, in Anderson, South Carolina. He joined Prudential Financial in Greenville a year later and relocated to the Columbia office in 2001. Brad founded Dyadic Financial Management, LLC in 2007, and in the first quarter of 2008, Brad took Dyadic Financial Management, LLC independent.
Brad is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a Chartered Financial Consultant®, and holds Series 6, 63, 65, 7, 24 registrations with LPL Financial, Life, Health and Property & Casualty licenses.
Brad has published financial articles for MD News and has co-hosted both the Discipline Financial Radio Show and Parent Care Show, heard on NewsRadio 100.1FM in Columbia. Brad was privileged to interview Steve Forbes regarding his book How Capitalism Will Save Us in 2009.
Brad adheres to Rotary International’s motto, “Service Above Self”. As a member of the Spring Valley Rotary club, Brad is involved in many community service activities, including blood drives for the American Red Cross, Rotary Reads and the Salvation Army’s Ring the Bell campaign. Brad serves on the Columbia-Midlands board of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Brad also serves as a deacon at Gantt Street Baptist Church in Cayce, and he and his wife participate in medical mission trips, most recently to Yap, Micronesia.
Brad and his family live in Blythewood, South Carolina. His wife Melanie is a Pediatric Hospitalist and they have four children, Anna & Ashlyn (the twins featured throughout the website), Ethan and Ava. Brad enjoys flying, scuba diving, fly fishing and spending time with his family.
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®)
Series 6, 63, 65, 7, 24, Life, Health and Property & Casualty licensed.
Licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Management, Minor in Accounting – Clemson University - 1997.
Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) in 2004, 2006 & 2007.
Qualifying member of the Court of the Table (MDRT) in 2006.
Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF).
Corporation for Long Term Care Certification (CLTC).