Erik Brechnitz, The Brechnitz Group

Erik C. Brechnitz, WMS

Senior Vice President, Investments
erik.brechnitz@raymondjames.com


Erik’s overriding goal for his clients is clear-cut – to achieve their financial objectives by using the least amount of risk necessary. As a Wealth Management Specialist, he applies diverse areas of expertise such as macro-economic analysis, asset allocation, estate planning and fixed income strategies.

With a professional career in the financial services industry that spans 50 years, he has experience with a wide universe of market conditions and economic environments. Before joining Raymond James in 2006, his career stops include senior vice president and branch manager positions at Morgan Stanley, Kemper Securities, Blunt, Ellis & Loewi and Loewi & Co.

In addition, Erik served as COO and allied member of the New York Stock Exchange at Mid-America Corporation. Before beginning his financial services career, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Missouri and served in the United States Air Force.

Erik has a long history of supporting and participating in his community. He has served as Decatur Jaycees president, Decatur City councilman, mayor of Decatur, president of the Decatur Economic Development Commission, president of the Decatur Investment Corporation, president of the Country Club of Decatur, and member and chair of the Millikin University Board of Trustees.

Most recently, he serves as treasurer of the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Marco Island Special Taxing District and has served as president of the Hideaway Beach Association on Marco Island, Florida.

Originally from St. Louis, today Erik lives in Decatur, Illinois, and Marco Island, Florida, with his wife, Nancy. The couple has three children, Erik, Chris and Beth, and four grandchildren.