Christopher N. Brown,  CFP<sup>&reg;</sup> - Financial Advisor

Christopher N. Brown, CFP®



Ivy League Financial Advisors LLC

11 North Washington Street, Suite 250
Rockville, MD 20850
(877) 321-7526
(301) 258-1300


Christopher Brown is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and member of the Financial Planning Association. Serving clients at Ivy League Financial Advisors LLC in Rockville, MD and the surrounding communities.

Financial Advisor Overview

Founded in 1999 by firm President Christopher N. Brown, MBA, CFP®, AIF®, Ivy League Financial Advisors LLC is a Truly Comprehensive, Strictly Fee-Only, & Always a Fiduciary financial planning and investment advisory firm that has been consistently rated among the top financial advisors in the Washington, DC metro area.

From its office in Rockville, MD, the firm provides a Higher Standard of Financial Advice© through a wide range of wealth management services: Comprehensive Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Investment Management, Business Planning, Estate Planning and Financial Education. 

Ivy League Financial Advisors is compensated solely by its clients and does not receive commissions based on the sale of any investment or insurance product. In addition, the firm does not accept referral fees.

Christopher Brown was named one of the "People You Can Trust with Your Money" by Washingtonian Magazine (2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2002), as a Top Financial Advisor by Financial Advisor Magazine (2009-2013) and a Top Wealth Manager by Wealth Manager Magazine (2009-2012). Ivy League Financial Advisors, LLC is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA). 


Financial Advisor Experience

Christopher N. Brown, MBA, CFP® AIF®, is President of Ivy League Financial Advisors LLC located in Rockville, Maryland. Chris is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) licensee, having completed his coursework from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado in 1997. He holds a B.A degree in Economics and a B.S. degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. 

He also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, repeatedly ranked by both the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine as the country’s best business school. Chris is also a former instructor with the College for Financial Planning. In addition, he has received the designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) from the Center for Fiduciary Studies.  He is a member of both the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and has been quoted in numerous consumer and industry publications.  He has been ranked among the top financial advisors in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area by Washingtonian Magazine, Investment Advisor Magazine, and Wealth Manager Magazine.

On a personal side, Chris lives with his wife of 20 years, Denise and their two sons, Jeffrey and Andrew in Gaithersburg, MD.  Chris is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow, and an Assistant Scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 291.  He also coaches his son’s Select baseball team in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase (BCC) Baseball Program.

Financial Advisor Certifications

Securities Registrations or Exam Qualifications

Designations & Certifications

  • Other - NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor, Accredited Investment Fiduciary

Broker-Dealer Affiliation


Financial Advisor's Specialties

Budget & Debt Management, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Attending College, 401(k)/403(b)/IRAs, Buying a Home, Charitable & Planned Giving, Annuities, Asset Allocation, Career Change, Disaster Recovery, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Employee Benefits, Getting Divorced, Mutual Funds, Getting Married, Job Loss, Insurance, Life Planning, Retirement, Stocks & Bonds, Long-term Care, Starting a Family, Sudden Wealth, Men's Finances, Personal Taxes, Women's Finances


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