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About Us

Patriot Investment Management Group was founded in 1993 by Brad Bower, our president and CEO. We provide professional wealth management and financial planning services to individuals, corporations, foundations, and institutions in Knoxville and the surrounding areas.  

As an SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm, our depth of knowledge, dedication to excellence, and commitment to service uniquely positions us to meet the complex needs of our clients.  

But there’s more to Patriot than just our high skill level and deep understanding of the financial world. The values that inspired our president to found Patriot – integrity, objectivity, and transparency – continue to impact our interactions with every client at Patriot.  

We’re committed to serving you and your financial future. Our fee-only financial advisors are dedicated to providing you or your organization with personalized financial planning – without being motivated to over sell for commissions.

How Patriot Was Born

Brad Bower, Patriot’s founder, president, and CEO, has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. After graduating from The United States Military Academy at West Point and serving in the United States Army, he began his career with a large Wall Street firm as a stockbroker.  

Little did he know that he would be solely judged and compensated not by doing the right thing for his clients but by selling his clients the highest-commissioned investment products.

Uncomfortable with the incentive to sell rather than advise, Brad soon decided this way of doing business was not for him.  

In 1993, Brad co-founded Patriot Investment Management as a better way to serve his clients and invest their hard-earned money. Since then, Patriot has grown to be one of the largest and most respected fee-only investment advisory firms in Knoxville.