Bryan M. Thaler, BFA™
Senior Investment Counsellor & Assistant Investment Officer
Bryan M. Thaler, BFA™ graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1997. He began his career in 1997 as a Registered Representative (Stockbroker) for a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange. Bryan joined VSM Wealth Advisory, LLC in early 1998. He is responsible for helping families protect and grow their financial assets as well as providing assistance with various financial planning and estate planning techniques.
In 2019, Bryan completed the Behavioral Financial Advice Program earning the BFA™ designation. The BFA program integrates traditional finance practices with psychology and neuroscience to improve emotional competency and decision-making behavior.
Bryan previously volunteered for more than 20-years at Towson University. He most recently served as the chair for the Foundation’s investment committee (10/2012 – 10/2020), helping to oversee in-excess of $90 million in endowment and operating funds. These funds are used directly to help students, faculty and through various community grants. Bryan has also served in multiple executive volunteer roles at Towson University, including 3 years as the Towson University Alumni Association's president and 10-years as the Treasurer of the Towson University Foundation. Due to his efforts, in 2005 he was the recipient of the Towson University Spirit of the University Award.
In addition to volunteering at Towson University, he is also a past participant of the BJC Leadership development program and has served on other non-profit boards. In 2006, he was selected by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of the top '40 Under 40' for his achievements, both professionally and throughout the community.
Outside of the office, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and dogs. He can often be found cheering on his twin girls at various soccer games.