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Senior Vice President & General Counsel
February 22, 2012, L. Stanton was Brian's client
Brian is a great insurance agent. He put my interest ahead of his own. Rather than simply selling me a new policy, he closely reviewed my existing term policies (that he hadn't worked on) and found for me a valuable conversion feature, allowing me to get whole life at a great rate. I recommend him enthusiastically.
Mortgage Sales and trading
February 13, 2012, Leigh was Brian's client
Brian is the finest insurance professional i have ever worked with. Unlike most insurance agents and companies they work for, Brian puts his clients needs first and tailors all his recommendations around those needs and desires. It has been a great experience to work with someone over many years who cares more about my families needs than his commission checks.
President at The Art Circle
August 31, 2012, Janine was Brian's client
Innovative and expert, Brian Fechtel is excellent on all counts. Socially conscious, knowledgible, inventive, and conscientious, it was a great
pleasure working with him. And he saved us a lot of money1
Vice President General Manager at Manna Mortgage
May 29, 2012, Frank was Brian's client
As a finance professional I thought I knew about financial products and services, but was absolutely blown away by the critical technical and money saving details that are so hard to determine with life policies. Brian spent time with my personal financial situation, showed me the options and explained the weaknesses in my then current life policies He helped me in the...more
Intellectual Property Attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP
March 31, 2012, Peter was Brian's client
I was first introduced to Brian while seeking life insurance. He was extremely helpful and an advocate in seeking a policy that put my family's needs first. Rather than try to sell me a high commission policy as I experienced with other agents, he was looking to build a long term relationship. Brian is someone I would highly recommend talking to about your insurance needs.
Principal at The North Highland Company
March 30, 2012, Eric was Brian's client
Brian is extremely knowledgeable about insurance concepts that the life insurance industry has a vested interest in keeping opaque. Brian has worked hard to make this information transparent to his clients and and explain complicated concepts in easy to understand terms. I would work with Brian in the future if I had a need for additonal Personal Insurance products.
CTO and Head of Recruiting, TechTalent Consulting and TeamBuilding Inc. - www.techtalent.org, www.jonfrench.me
March 11, 2012, Jon was Brian's client
Brian is the most expert and ethical insurance professional i have ever worked with BY FAR. He will never recommend a product for his own personal gain. He will ALWAYS recommend products most beneficial to his clients. He is in the top .1% of agents on all counts (true expertise in how to configure insurance for maximum financial advantage, ethics, and customer service). I...more
CFO at TMC Bonds LLC
February 28, 2012, Stuart was Brian's client
Brian sold me my first life insurance policy nearly 20 years ago. I have since bought additional policies for both myself and my wife. He is very knowledgable and has been extremly reliable.
Group Editorial Director, Life & Health and Property & Casualty at Summit Business Media
February 16, 2012, Bill was with another company when working with Brian at Breadwinners' Insurance
Brian has contributed several articles to National Underwriter Life & Health and remains a steadfast champion of consumer advocacy in the life insurance industry, an often thankless role that requires equal parts determination and attention to detail. His knowledge of life insurance is extremely deep and he is able to make connections few others can. It is always a...more
CFO/COO Hedge Funds/Financial Consultant/Entrepreneur
February 15, 2012, Stephen was Brian's client
Brian is extremely knowledgeable about the products he sells and advocates on behalf of his clients. Without prodding he provides full disclosure and honesty which is very rare when dealing with insurance agents.
Vice President - Strategy, Products and Solutions at Acxiom
February 14, 2012, Michael was Brian's client
Brian took care of my life and disability insurance needs over several decades. His advice and judgment were always great, and focused on what I needed to protect me and how I could obtain that protection for the most competitive rate, not what he needed or wanted to sell.
Registered Representative at Independent Financial Group, LLC
February 13, 2012, Forrest was Brian's client
Brian is by far the most ethical and conflict free insurance adviser I've ever met. He fought hard for me in making sure I was rated correctly after applying for life and disability insurance given a very unique situation. There are very few people in the financial services industry I actually look up to. Brian is definitely one of them and I consider him an expert. I also...more
Founder, Blease Research
February 13, 2012, Roger was Brian's client
Brian is a unique personality in the life insurance industry. His untiring, and unpaid, efforts to encourage adequate product disclosure in the marketing and selling of life insurance products is unequaled by the "watchdogs" of the industry. He brings to his clients superlative analytical skills and a keen insight to how best to serve them with the best value/needs proposition.
NY/CT Regional Manager-U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
February 13, 2012, Michael was Brian's client
Brian was instrumental in my choosing a quality Whole Life-Cash Value Policy and through the years he was my agent, never failed to stop communicating with me. I appreciate his attention to his customers and industry expertise and knowledge.
Senior Vice President at Bank of America
February 13, 2012, Bruce was Brian's client
Brian came up with alternative structures that were very beneficial to me and less renumerative to him. Compared to every other life insurance agent I have encountered, he is a breath of fresh air.
Editor, writer, TheMiamiPlanet.org and OneWater.org, environmental publications, Internet, University of Miami
February 11, 2012, Joseph B. was with another company when working with Brian at Breadwinners' Insurance
As a reporter for The New York Times, before joining the faculty at the University of Miami, I had many conversations with Brian Fechtel. He came across to me as an experienced life insurance industry person with a deep desire to make the functioning of life insurance policies transparent.He seemed to me to believe that life insurance could be an important element in...more
Sr. Managing Director at Millennium Management
February 11, 2012, Fred was Brian's client
Brian is a revolutionary force in the world of insurance sales practices. His voice rings out for integrity, honesty and fairness, and he will in the course of time be recognized as a tranformative figure in the history of his profession.
Business Intelligence Analyst
February 11, 2012, Joseph was Brian's client
Brian is a trusted advisor. He is thorough and patient. Rare commodities in today's 'rush to close' marketplace. Rarer still, Brian possesses the skill of active listening. This skill drives trust way up. Finally, buying insurance from Brian was easy. He understood our needs and always volunteered information that mattered to us. Brian's intellect and deep understanding of...more
Principal at Dvorak Financial, LLC
February 11, 2012, Bill was Brian's client
Brian was recommended to me by my son when I need to review my life insurance needs. Brian recommended a company with a great reputation after searching some options. I did an online search at the same time and Brian's pricing was right in line with what I found on the internet for comparable companies. He was very helpful in the underwriting process, kept me informed and...more
Agent - Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual LIfe
I was a Northwestern agent and worked with Brian on several client cases over more than 10 years before I retired. It is absolutely baffling to me that Northwestern terminated Brian 6 weeks after he sent a letter to Northwestern's Board of Trustees regarding the company's problematic sales practices. Geez, the Consumer Federation of America's life insurance adviser...more