Our Team - Brad Johannes816.820.8353[email protected]Brad JohannesPractice Leader & Financial PlannerOn Purpose. Brad uses this phrase frequently in conversations with clients and our Premier Network team. Asking "Are we doing this on purpose?" helps him clarify not only what, but why. His passion for doing things "on purpose" is also reflected in his family life and active involvement in community organizations. If you are looking for an advisor who does not settle for good enough or familiar, call Brad…on purpose. Brad's career path prior to launching Premier Network, was focused on the commodity business. He experience included trading, hedging, transport, processing, purchase, and sale of commodities in a variety of markets. Additionally Brad was involved in the construction and management of five large scale commodity processing and logistics facilities. Brad draws from the skills he learned in trading and project management to add value for clients in their financial lives. Brad graduated from a small high school in Iowa and then attended Drake University. He graduated with a BA in Political Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He has worked at Archer Daniels Midland and Louis Dreyfus Corporation, in a variety of positions and locations. Brad has lived with his wife, Katie, and their three children, in the Liberty, Missouri area since 2004. Prior to 2004 Brad and Katie did a tour of the USA, living in Minnesota, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, and Ontario, Canada. Brad enjoys spending his free time reading, skiing, golfing, watching football, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with his church.