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Christopher Brandenburg

Christopher Brandenburg

Project Manager, BD-RIA Compliance

Christopher “Chris” Brandenburg is a Bates Consulting Expert with more than 10 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. His business areas of expertise include practice operations, advisor transitions, and broker-dealer activities in retail and independent channels. His specific areas of focus include practice efficiency, training, and advisor transitions. Chris’s hands-on experience gives him a unique understanding of practice operations and efficiency across various matrixed environments.

Chris began his career at Ameriprise Financial where he specialized in managed accounts, advisor transitions and operations, risk management, and advisor concierge service. He has extensive onsite field experience traveling to advisor office locations to support their onboarding, including establishing relationships with the advisor, their staff, field leaders, and support resources.

Chris provided premium concierge service to qualifying elite advisors. He also pro-actively reached out to advisors, and/or business partners to educate and train them on industry change moments, risk analyses, systems, policies, Lean Management, and business processes. Chris has led conference calls with advisor offices and field leaders to review findings of issues, solution options, and next steps. He has, as well, represented Service and Operations teams by traveling to field offices to provide training and gather feedback.

Chris is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:



U.S. Bank, Assistant Vice President – Trade Services, Portland, OR, 2022 - Present

Ameriprise Financial, Resolution Manager, Minneapolis, MN, 2018 – 2022

Ameriprise Financial, Experienced Advisor Recruit (EAR) Onsite Manager, Minneapolis, MN, 2011 – 2018


Associate of Arts (AA), Communication Studies, Minneapolis Community Technical College, Minneapolis, MN

Associate of Arts (AA), Paramedicine and Fire Science, St. Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud, MN