Timothy Brown MBA, CFA®, CFP®, RICP®, AIF®

President

As the founder and president of Brown Wealth Management, Tim leads the firm's investment and financial planning strategies.  Prior to starting the firm, Tim worked as an investment analyst, corporate banker, and management consultant with firms including US Bank, Fleet Bank, and Deloitte Consulting. 

Tim resides in Eden Prairie with his wife, Stacey, and their four kids. Tim keeps busy staying fit, pursuing a black belt in Tae Kwon Do with his three boys, playing guitar, and striving to read two books per month. 

For over 10 years, Tim has led an entertaining 9-week course to help people learn how to create and follow a budget, get out debt as quickly as possible, fund an incredible retirement, fund college for their kids, invest for success, and live generously.   To be added to our newsletter list and be notified of the next class, click RocketLauncherClassSignUp.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado
  • Masters of Business Administration(MBA) in business strategy from the University of Minnesota

Awards & Recognition

  •  Five Star Wealth Manager award every year since 2013 in the Mpls.St. Paul and Twin Cities Business Magazines

Memberships

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
  • The Alliance of Preferred Financial Advisors

Industry Designations

  • CFA® - Chartered Financial Analyst™
  • CFP® - Certified Financial Planner™
  • RIPC® - Retirement Income Certified Professional®
  • AIF® - Accredited Investment Fiduciary™

Polly Hamm, CFP®

Senior Associate Advisor

Polly Hamm has more than 9 years of experience in corporate finance and financial services. Prior to joining Brown Wealth Management in 2016, Polly worked as a finance manager at Ecolab in the areas of business unit finance, shared serviced, supply chain and international. Polly received her bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Polly lives in Eden Prairie, and enjoys spending time with her husband Lucas, family and friends. She stays active through activities like running and volleyball. She also enjoys volunteering at with various community organizations including Union Gospel Mission, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Good in the Hood, Fairview hospice, and serving at River Valley Church which she attends.

Michael Urch, CFP®

Associate Advisor

Michael Urch began his financial services career at a fortune 100 company, where he helped individuals and business owners make smart financial choices. Wanting to be an unbiased advisor for his clients, he was frustrated by this job because it focused on products and sales instead of advice. Michael was attracted to Brown Wealth Management by its client-focused, planning-centric culture and loves serving clients at an independent, fee-only financial planning firm.

Michael graduated magna cum laude from Bethel University with a BA in economics and finance as well as a minor in mathematics and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in 2020. He lives in Plymouth, MN where he likes to read, hike, and play guitar. When he is not working, he spends time with his wife Bri, reading books to his son, or serving in the small group ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Stacey Brown

Operations Manager

Stacey Brown has more than 18 years of experience in operations and customer service. Prior to joining Brown Wealth Management, she worked with Imation, Best Buy and Target.

Stacey has a degree in marketing from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband Tim and their four children.