Brandon McKerney, CFP®

Pronouns: he/him

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Brandon McKerney oversees client-support operations at Laird Norton Wetherby (LNW). Brandon leads efforts to develop and maintain integrated systems, procedures and processes that ensure a high level of service for each LNW client and enable LNW team members to do their best work.

In his role, Brandon also ensures the continued enrichment of LNW’s deep bench of expertise by overseeing career path development and mentoring programs as well as collaborative initiatives between customer service teams. As a CFP® and a dedicated advocate for creating team-based financial advisory practices, Brandon infuses every area of his work with his deep understanding of the advisory world and his passion for empowering others to succeed.

Brandon brings to his role more than 15 years of wealth management experience in both operations and advisory services. Prior to LNW, he served in executive leadership positions at firms like Morton Wealth and Columbia Pacific Wealth Management, delivering impactful strategy, structure and mentorship at a firm level and to individuals. He also founded his own consulting practice to provide strategic planning and leadership development guidance to registered investment advisory firms.

No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Designations and Education
  • B.A. in Sociology, University of Washington
Personal Passion

Growing up in the PNW, Brandon has always loved being in nature. While in the past that often-looked like camping in Eastern Washington or fishing in Alaska, these days he loves exploring the forests and beaches around his home in Edmonds, WA with his wife and two young sons. Brandon is also an unabashed wine geek and owns a small wine and gift shop in Edmonds.

Brandon also loves baseball and was drafted by the Seattle Mariners after playing for the University of Washington. He played in the Seattle organization for several years before beginning his career in wealth management. Today, you will find him cheering on his son’s little league team and catching as many Mariners games as he can.