Biography


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What do you get when you mix

  • high energy
  • a sense of humor
  • sales know-how
  • financial services experience
  • military discipline
  • extensive knowledge of personal finance
  • a love of writing and speaking?

You get Brian McGlinchey, the talent at the heart of McGlinchey Communications LLC. McGlinchey launched the firm after a successful, 11-year career with USAA, a diversified financial services company serving military families. At USAA, he learned about the marketing, sales, and service of financial products, and thrived in USAA’s exemplary service culture.

During his USAA career, Brian held a variety of leadership roles in sales, service, and product management. He served on the Board of Directors of USAA Financial Planning Services, and was one of the company’s primary liaisons with the media.

He began his USAA career as one of the company’s top life insurance and annuity sales representatives. Later, he served as a personal financial planner in the company’s fee-only planning service. Before joining USAA, Brian was a stockbroker and life insurance representative, and wrote a weekly personal finance column for the Leesville (Louisiana) Daily Leader.

Brian grew up in suburban Philadelphia and studied political science and history at Bucknell University, where he was sports editor of the school newspaper and a basketball radio sportscaster. After graduation, he served the nation as an Army officer; his tour of duty included a deployment to Panama in the wake of the 1989 U.S. invasion.

Education and Professional Designations
B.A, Political Science, Bucknell University 
Chartered Life Underwriter
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

Licenses Previously Held During Financial Services Career
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Accredited Asset Management Specialist
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
NASD/FINRA Series 7: General Securities Representative
NASD/FINRA Series 24: General Securities Principal
Life, health and annuity

“Our clients were extremely happy with the financial copy Brian McGlinchey wrote. They appreciated his ability to take a complex financial topic and distill it, and his turnaround time was fantastic.”

Susan Price
Business Manager
MediaRich