Brent Western, MBA
Chief Compliance Officer
Brent joined Csenge Advisory Group in November 2019 and currently directs the Compliance program for the advisory business. He also contributes to Csenge by leading the technology efforts to assist with firm and client growth. His education background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of South Florida and an MBA with Ethics Honors from Florida State University. Go Noles!
He previously worked at Raymond James & Associates, Inc. for 12 years and led several initiatives in developing training and education for the firm. While there, he oversaw several areas, including Annuities & Insurance, Branch Audits, Dispute Resolution and was a Compliance Officer, managing a division of Raymond James. As part of his responsibilities, he also managed and oversaw the formal creation of the firm’s Senior & At-Risk Investor Protection Team. In addition to the above, he also shepherded the training and onboarding of another Broker/Dealer after it was acquired by Raymond James.
He has had the privilege of training, mentoring and coaching dozens of associates during his career, and this has poured over into his personal life where he has started a 501(c)3 to create a youth basketball team that he coaches. Brent enjoys providing guidance to others, both on and off the basketball court!
His career and education in the compliance field have continued as he looks to fulfill his desire to move the industry forward and assist in the protection and growth of the client base. Brent has sought out additional opportunities in the industry and has held various licenses over the tenure of his career and additionally has led anti-fraud and compliance efforts in a legal and banking setting.