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Bradley Small, MBA

Solomon Private Wealth LLC
100 Cummings Ctr Ste 207P - Ste 234
Beverly, MA 01915
Office: 781-996-2899

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Bradley W Small is the CEO/Founder of Solomon Private Wealth, LLC.  He focuses on strategic advisory and wealth management services, offering a planning-based approach to serve families, individuals, business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, small and midsize companies, non-profits, and institutional endowments oversee their investments and wealth planning needs.

Brad has over 27 years of extensive training, education, and real-life experiences to provide his clients, and takes a proprietary and distinctive approach toward building and managing investment portfolios.  He uses a comprehensive approach of both fundamental and technical analysis to help optimize the tactical allocations of the portfolio, for both growth and risk management.

In addition to managing customized discretionary portfolios, Brad and his team analyze their client’s overall wealth management goals and coordinates various strategies to prepare a comprehensive investment plan and allocation. This includes advanced planning and investment strategies, such as concentrated stock positions, diversification, restricted stock planning and exercising, exchange funds, employee stock options, alternative investments (hedge funds, managed futures, private equity), and total asset allocation. Additionally, he is educated and experienced with estate and tax planning investment strategies, working with his client’s legal and tax professionals to help ensure the entire client's situation is incorporated within the investment strategy.

Brad's wealth planning and investment management experience includes:

Senior Vice President Investment Officer; Fundamental Choice Portfolio Manager Wells Fargo Advisors (Beverly and Boston MA); (Named Premier Advisor and graduate of Premier Forces advanced training)

Vice President Wealth Management and Senior Investment Management Specialist, Smith Barney/Citigroup, Danvers MA

Senior Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch Private Client, Peabody MA

Prior to entering the investment profession full-time, he was Vice President of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce in Danvers, MA where he helped business owners, company executives, community leaders, and elected officials create and monitor legislative and economic policy to make the region a better place to work, live and do business.

Brad has his MBA (concentration in Finance/Investments) from the FW Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his BA in Business/Accounting/Economics from Gordon College.

Brad was also named a Five Star Wealth Manager for seven years by Five Star Professional, an independent third-party research firm, who received nominations among all wealth managers in the Boston area from peers or firms and evaluated the nominees based on 10 objective criteria including client retention rates, client assets administered, firm review and favorable regulatory and complaint history. Award winners were named Five Star Wealth managers who represent less than 7% of the total wealth managers in the area. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. For more information:


Brad’s Community Involvement:

Brad is past Chairman and current board member of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, the leading business organization North of Boston that represents the regional economy, bringing together legislators, business and corporate leaders, and community leaders.  He is also a member of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce.

Brad was a prior member of the Leadership Committee for the Boston Chapter of CBMC (Christian Businessmen's Committee) helping connect business leaders of faith to lead their companies with integrity and Christian ethics. He attends Garden City Church in Beverly, MA. 

Brad is a past member of the Downtown Harvard Club, Boston College Club, Renaissance Golf and Kernwood Country Clubs, and a current member of Safe Harbor Hawthorne Cove marina where he enjoys sailing his Jeanneau 349 with friends and family.

Brad is also active in many charities, recently founding the Solomon Fund that hosts Cars for Charity, supporting several area charities and travels internationally in support of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.

This award was issued on 02/01/2024 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period 04/10/2023 through 10/31/2023. 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. 4,421 Boston-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 580 (13% of candidates) were named 2024 Five Star Wealth Managers. The following prior year statistics use this format: YEAR: # Considered, # Winners, % of candidates, Issued Date, Research Period. 2023: 3,923, 578, 15%, 2/1/23, 5/23/22 - 1/6/23; 2022: 4090, 513, 13%, 2/1/22, 5/24/21 - 11/19/21; 2021: 4069, 480, 12%, 2/1/21, 5/25/20 - 11/30/20; 2020: 3580, 463, 13%, 2/1/20, 4/1/19 - 12/13/19; 2019: 3619, 566, 16%, 1/1/19, 4/18/18 - 11/6/18; 2018: 2819, 532, 19%, 1/1/18, 3/23/17 - 11/10/17; 2017: 2467, 623, 25%, 12/1/16, 3/26/16 - 11/23/16; 2016: 2530, 632, 25%, 12/1/15, 5/18/15 - 11/6/15; 2015: 3542, 801, 23%, 1/1/15, 5/18/14 - 11/6/14; 2014: 1707, 655, 38%, 1/1/14, 5/18/13 - 11/6/13; 2013: 2362, 713, 30%, 1/1/13, 5/18/12 - 11/6/12; 2012: 2591, 454, 18%, 1/1/12, 5/18/11 - 11/6/11.
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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