Anthony Kinzie, CFP® is the Founder and President of Blue Bear Financial and a registered representative of Cetera Advisors LLC. Anthony created Blue Bear Financial with one goal in mind; to truly help individuals and families. He recognized the need within his family and his community for financial education and awareness of the impact that proper financial planning, or lack thereof, can have.
Anthony grew up in the suburb of Chicago with his grandmother. He then went on to serve 6 years in the US Navy as a Nuclear Electrician aboard Fast Attack submarines. Shortly after his service, he earned his BS in Nuclear Science and Engineering Technology. That accomplishment secured a fulfilling and prosperous career with Nucor Steel during which time he also earned his Masters in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was during this period of growth that he realized the absence of financial guidance in our lives. Hard work and wealth are not an end to a means if you don't know where to go from there. That is when Anthony found what he truly desired to do.
These experiences along with his innate desire to help others, led Anthony to the creation of Blue Bear Financial.
Being a veteran himself, Anthony is on the board for the NC Veterans Business Association, which provides support to disabled and minority veteran entrepreneurs in the implementation of their own businesses. Anthony is also on the board for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and was nominated for Man of the Year in 2017 for his fundraising contributions.
In his free time, Anthony enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children. His hobbies include golf, fishing, kayaking and enjoying the great outdoors. He also enjoys taking on home renovations and do it yourself projects.
• Master’s in Engineering: University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Bachelor of Science: Nuclear Science & Engineering Tech
• US Navy, Nuclear Electrician & Submariner
• FINRA Series 7 and Series 66
• Life and Health Insurance Broker