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H. Brandon Hughes, CFP®, CRPC®, RICP®, MBA


Brandon was born and raised in eastern North Carolina. He received both his BA and MBA from East Carolina University.

Brandon began his career with Fidelity Investments with a focus on workplace retirement plans after transitioning to the Raleigh area.

He joined Ameriprise Financial in February 2012 and worked as a financial advisor focusing on wealth management and financial planning. Brandon helped drive a dynamic client experience; the practice achieved a 100 percent client satisfaction score four out of the past five years.

In 2017, Brandon joined Crossbridge Financial Group, LLC, to continue to work with his clients through a personalized and comprehensive approach to financial planning. He works with individuals, executives, and small business owners. His areas of expertise are retirement income strategies, wealth management, and managing retirement plans for businesses.

Brandon works with his clients to establish an open conversation about their goals for both today and in the future. It begins with a detailed breakdown of covering essentials, ensuring lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected, and leaving a legacy. By establishing a priority list in actionable steps, he helps clients prepare for a confident retirement.

Brandon believes that in order to provide world-class service and guidance, an investment professional should be free from the influences at many of the traditional Wall Street firms. Brandon is proud to be associated with the Commonwealth Financial Network®, a leading independent broker/dealer.

Brandon is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional and holds the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) and the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designations. He also holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is licensed for health, variable life, and long-term care in North Carolina.


Brandon lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina, with his wife, Heather, and daughter, Emery. Brandon is an avid sports fan, specifically football and college basketball. He also enjoys kickboxing and spending time outdoors with family and friends. 

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