Brian Cheah

Transactions Specialist

Brian Cheah

About Brian

Brian comes to his work with an approach his team has long used to break down barriers and build bridges: Focus on the “big rocks.” Doing so serves as a reminder to always keep the larger picture in mind, to control what can be controlled, because positive outcomes will naturally follow. More personally, this outlook ensures he never loses sight of what really matters.

As a transaction specialist, Brian supports the firm’s inorganic growth strategy, partnering with firms that are looking to join forces with Buckingham and helping to facilitate mutually beneficial outcomes for everyone involved. That means working with advisors in many different stages of their practice’s lifecycle, from growth acceleration and succession planning to retirement.

Brian works alongside wealth advisors as they navigate a critical decision in their careers, one that will have ramifications for their businesses, staff and clients, and he’s humbled to play even a small part in a process that for many practice owners is a once-in-a-lifetime event. He also welcomes the opportunity to help bring outstanding advisors into the firm, deepening Buckingham’s bench of talent.

Prior to joining Buckingham in 2018, Brian served as an equity research associate first for Evercore ISI and later for Wells Fargo Securities.

Brian, who holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Truman State University, is originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and moved to the United States in 2011. He met his wife in college and has been living in St. Louis, Missouri, since 2014.