*Since this was written, Burton is now the CEO of Securing Life Today, an online life insurance company.
Brandon Burton is now a top earner at Northwestern Mutual, one of the county’s largest insurance companies. He’s among the top 1 percent of all financial advisors and insurance professionals, qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table every year since he entered the business in 2007.
In addition to his ongoing success, Burton is committed to helping the community. He’s active with Cure Duchenne, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of OC, Make-A-Wish OC, the Junior Diabetes Foundation of OC and Devil Pups, and has helped CHOC Children’s raise $1 million with his involvement in the CHOC Follies in 2010. Burton’s greatest passion is helping others and building relationships.
“It’s not what others do for you, it’s what you do to make the world better,” he says. “At the end of the day, it’s gratifying to know that with every person you work with, you have a small place-holder in their life.”
He hopes to use his business savvy and volunteer spirit to one day start his own non-profit organization. securinglifetoday.com
Best business advice he’s received: “View your business and practice as something you choose to do, not something you have to do.”
OC METRO's 2012 40 UNDER 40
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Kevin Willson ≈ Megan Lavender ≈ Jason Lucash
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Chris Winn ≈ Shawna Smith Gotreau ≈ Matt Petteruto
Kelly Lewis ≈ Justin Choi ≈ Marissa Gerlach ≈ Josh McCarter
Brian Davis ≈ Patrick Strader ≈ Quy "Q" Nguyen
Carla Vargas ≈ Patrick Rue ≈ Jennifer Tucker Klein
Brandon Burton ≈ Lauren O’Gorman ≈ Inna Kassatkina
Tom Reimers ≈ Jackie Ferlita ≈ Eric Bender
Dale Partridge & Aaron Chavez ≈ Danny Sonenshine
Russell Bendel ≈ Sandra Jones ≈ Balaji Krishna
Saimah Chaudhry ≈ Dan Nasitka ≈ Laura Hess
Kohl Crecelius ≈ Larry Labrado Jr. ≈ Melissa Beck
Jeremy Linehan ≈ Stephen Silver
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