As one of the founding Visionaries, Brett works on creating and executing the vision for the company, which is to provide world-class service to clients and grow to be the most prestigious wealth management firm in the markets we serve. Brett was instrumental in establishing the core values and culture within the company, which creates a positive, energetic environment for our clients, Visionaries and staff.
Brett’s father, uncle and grandfather were all bankers, and Brett followed suit by taking a job in banking during college. He soon realized his heart was not in banking, but in helping people build and achieve their goals and dreams.
Brett became a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual, where he worked for 13 years, the last seven as a Managing Director. He felt his clients needed independent advice, and he knew he could serve them better if he had the flexibility to offer unlimited investment options. He founded Visionary Wealth Advisors with Tim Hammett to provide the best possible services and unlimited opportunity for his clients. Brett sees that there is greatness in the lives of every person, and it’s the job of a Visionary to help them see it and become inspired by their own vision for their future.
Brett has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Eastern Illinois University and has lived in the O’Fallon, Illinois area since 2003. Brett and his wife, Julie, founded Swing Fore Hope, a charity that funds cancer research and provides financial assistance to cancer patients.
Brett and Julie have four little boys at home, the newest one arrived in April 2014. The Gilliland family loves to travel and live life to the fullest. They have a bucket list and actively knock items off. They are such avid Cardinal’s fans that they never miss the playoffs and Opening Day is a national holiday in their home. They are actively involved at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and school and fundraising for Swing Fore Hope.