Stuart Kessler CEPA®

Managing Director

Stuart graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He began his career in the financial services industry in 2010 with Northwestern Mutual and continued with MetLife. His initial focus was primarily on providing financial solutions for individual and families. Towards the end of his tenure at MetLife, Stuart became involved in 401k's and employee benefits for small businesses. Since joining Securian, Stuart now has the ability to provide business owners with a more comprehensive style of planning, focusing on increasing the net worth of the business and the owner. This includes, but is not limited to, succession planning, key man policies, buy sell agreement funding, and numerous other strategies and services. His mission is to give business owners sense of security that they’re life’s work is secure, increasing the overall value of the business, as well as giving back their most valuable asset, which is time.  Stuart is also still devoted to providing financial services to individuals and families who are committed to protecting their assets and achieving their financial goals.

In his role as Managing Director, he dedicates himself to the growth and development of our firm. Using the same skillset which helps him drive positive value with his client’s businesses, he works with our leadership team to drive our business forward.

One aspect of Stuart’s core values is a firm belief in giving back to the community. As a result, he is the Committee Chair for Corporate Sponsorship for the Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. He is also a member of the congressional team for the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement. He meets with Senator’s and members of the House of Representatives to advocate for the advancement of policy initiatives that promote Alzheimer’s research and programs. 

Stuart lives in Elkridge, Maryland with his wife. He is an avid golfer and maintains a healthy lifestyle, paying close attention to nutrition, as well as a strict regimen of working out at the gym.

Stuart is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc.   4831279  7/2022