Sven Saaretalu

Financial Planner

Sven Sarretalu

Born and raised on the island of Saaremaa, at the age of 21, Sven landed in the promised land with two bags, a suit and tie, and a big dream. Little did Sven know that one day he would end up helping others realize their dreams.

While mastering his financial planning and research skills, Sven passed his knowledge and wisdom on to 1,247 undergraduate and graduate students and industry professionals while teaching Financial Planning concepts at Texas Tech University. In addition, he gained diverse experience, ranging from working for one of the world’s largest mutual life insurance companies to a Fortune 500, not-for-profit financial services organization. Finally, he settled here at Brown Financial Advisory, where his passion, beliefs, and values align.


  • BS in Finance, California State University Northridge
  • MS in Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University
  • Completed Certified Financial Planner® course work and Exam July 2021

Sven loves building memories with his wife and their two children. They like hiking, camping, swimming, and other fun family activities. He is fluent in 3 languages and enjoys watching football. But he only gets really excited about football during the FIFA World Cup. Yes, he did say football!