About Brian Rood, CFP®, CCFC
I am the founder of Artisan Financial Planning and a fee-only financial planner working virtually across the country with professional musicians to achieve their financial goals.
Brian Rood is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a CCFC practitioner, a member of the XY Planning Network, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and the Financial Planning Association.
I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Michigan and completed the CFP® Certification Professional Education Program from the College for Financial Planning.
My family and I live in Overland Park, KS where I was a member of the Kansas City Symphony for 27 years. Equally at home serving others off-stage, I chaired each Musicians’ negotiation committee from 1997-2020 and also served as the first chair of the KCS 403(b) Retirement Committee. I was a long-time member of the KCS Board of Trustees and Finance Committee as well as co-chair of the 1998 Strategic Plan Task Force, which created collaborative and cooperative governance structures that remain today and are unique within the orchestra industry.
In 2015 I was honored to receive the title of president emeritus from the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians. I spent 17 years on the ICSOM Media Committee, the last three as its chair and 17 years as an AFM Symphony-Opera Orchestra Strike Fund trustee.
I continue to serve as a trustee of the American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund and am presently a co-chair of the Investment Committee.
In my spare time I enjoy sailing and spending time with my family.