Brian J. Horan CPWA Senior Relationship Manager West Financial Services

Brian J. Horan, CPWA®

Senior Relationship Manager
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Brian joined West Financial Services in July 2017 and serves as a senior relationship manager providing investment management, consulting, and financial planning services to clients. For the 24 years prior to joining West Financial, he held numerous leadership positions working with senior executives, retirees, board members, and business owners to achieve successful outcomes based on their objectives. 

Brian earned a BS in Finance from Providence College where he was a four year starter on the men’s lacrosse team and has an Executive Masters in Leadership from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He has also completed the Wealth Management Theory and Practice program at the Yale School of Management and is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® professional. Brian was recognized by Five Star Professional as a Five Star Wealth Manager* (2023).

Brian lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and three children. He enjoys following his favorite New England sports teams from afar and playing golf when he is not shuttling children to various CYO and WCAC sporting events.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Member of Investments & Wealth Institute and Washington Association of Money Managers.

*Five Star Professional: Five Star Wealth Managers

This award was issued on 10/17/23 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period 1/9/23 through 7/31/23. Fee paid for use of marketing materials. Self-completed questionnaire was used for rating. This rating is not related to the quality of the investment advice and based solely on the disclosed criteria. 2,627 Washington D.C. — area wealth managers were considered for the award; 160 (6% of candidates) were named 2023 Five Star Wealth Managers.

Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. The award is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria-required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser (RIA) or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a RIA or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by FSP, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or FSP's consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through FSP's consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client's experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria-considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. FSP does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance . Wealth Managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients' assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by FSP or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by FSP in the future. Visit