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Brandon Budd of intellicents Accepts Position of President of Retirement Services

March 4, 2024

OVERLAND PARK, KS -  intellicents, a leading provider of comprehensive employee benefits and wealth management solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Budd to the position of President of Retirement Services.  Replacing Co-Founder, Grant Arends in this role, Brandon will lead the retirement services division focusing on driving business growth, delivering exceptional client service, and advancing intellicents' mission of over-serving the Underserved.

“While serving as President of Retirement Services, my primary role was transitioning our retirement department from separate regional offices to a national powerhouse,’’ stated Co-Founder, Grant Arends, who is now transitioning to President of intellicents investment solutions – the registered investment advisory arm of intellicents.  “Now is the perfect time for ‘Budd’ to take the reins using his unmatched personal, sales, and management skills to take our retirement division to the next level of success.”

Prior to joining intellicents in 2018, Brandon spent eight years working for national investment management and retirement plan providers American Century Investments, The Standard, and TransAmerica.

Since joining intellicents in 2018, Brandon has consistently demonstrated exceptional business development and leadership skills, deep industry knowledge, and a passion for helping clients achieve their retirement goals.

“I look forward to leading our team, as I truly believe we have some of the best people in the industry at intellicents,” emphsized Budd.  “I’ve been fortunate to work and learn alongside Grant these past 6 years.  His authenticity and commitment to doing the right thing for clients was integral for me in my decision in joining the firm.”

Brandon will be instrumental in leading our retirement team work along side intellicents’ Private Wealth team to offer intellicents clients and implement – “intellisteps” – the firm’s worksite financial planning offering.

“intellicents’ mission to help employers and their employees achieve successful retirement outcomes has always been in our DNA,” said Budd.  “We see more and more organizations looking to enhance their retirement plan offering to stay competitive in the marketplace, with an increased emphasis on advice and financial planning as part of that benefit.  Our intellisteps worksite financial planning offering is a game changing offering to the American Worker meet their financial dreams.”

For more information about intellicents or to schedule an interview with Brandon, please contact him via email at

About intellicents

intellicents is reimagining financial services for employers and individuals. Through fiduciary retirement plan services for plan sponsors and participants, wealth management, worksite financial planning, and insurance consulting they are paving a smarter way for the American worker and their employer.

With headquarters in Alber Lea, Minnesota, and branch offices in Eden Prairie, MN*; Pella and Lake Mills, Iowa; Overland Park and Lawrence, Kansas; Tacoma, Washington; Golden, Colorado; Southlake and Austin, Texas, they serve almost 400 employers, with over 54,000 participants, and over $4.75 billion in retirement and another $1.46 billion in personal financial planning assets under management and advisement. More information about intellicents can be found at

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