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Bradley Smith


Bradley Smith is the AADR Treasurer as well as Co-CEO and Founder of Rescue One Financial, headquartered in Irvine, CA.  Rescue One is a full-service financial entity and recently ranked #12 in the Inc. 500. Rescue One Financial helps individuals with unsecured debt and advises them on all of their options.

Rescue One Financial employs over 140 Financial Consultants and is also a Licensed Finance Lender. Smith writes a twice-weekly blog which appears on the Rescue One Financial web site, has authored a number of published articles and is a regular guest contributor to US-based radio and television financial programs. Brad was recently named an Amazon Best Selling author with his book, “Let’s Talk About Debt” which explores our financial system and why consumers continue to feel trapped. Brad has been a long time AFCC board member and is also the Treasurer of the largest Better Business Bureau in the Country.

Smith started his 18-year financial services career on Wall Street where he worked with the largest retail advisory group at Merrill Lynch.  His team was responsible for the largest Rule 144 trade in history selling more than 5 million shares of Walt Disney stock.

They also managed over $2 billion in concentrated stock positions.  Smith later helped pioneer the restricted stock diversification business at Morgan Stanley. Brad and his wife Carrie have three extremely active boys and enjoy living in Southern California.  Brad holds a BA in Economics from the University of Southern California.