About Bryson

Since 1969, trust, understanding, and service have been the foundation of Bryson. We are respected for our unique solutions in employee benefits, risk management, retirement planning, wealth management, and life insurance. We are known as an outstanding place to work with dedicated commitment to community.

The Bryson Story

It’s a story that started in 1969 and continues to get stronger each and every day.

Rick Bryson is a true testament to the importance of hard work, perseverance, and the value of building relationships. After graduating from California State University Long Beach, he went on to work for Mass Mutual, and after a few years, opened the doors to Bryson in 1969.

As an established pillar in the community, Bryson now provides insurance, risk, and financial solutions to thousands of individuals and businesses, both locally and nationally.

Joining his father’s company in 2001, Trent Bryson, now CEO, brought his own unique talents to Bryson, taking the company to an entirely new level. The father/son duo complement each other’s aptitudes, with Rick’s established presence in the local Southern California community, and Trent’s upward momentum in the national market, specializing in the Private Equity space.

With no plans for retirement after defeating cancer 6 times, Rick continues to exude strength, wisdom, and compassion at work and in the community. He has served as president for a long list of nonprofits boards such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, California State University Long Beach Athletic Foundation, Long Beach Memorial Foundation, Cancer Society, and Virginia Country Club.

Alongside his career, Trent is an adjunct professor in Human Resources at California State University Long Beach, a KTLA News frequent expert contributor, an officer for YPO OC, and the Political Involvement Committee chair for NAIFA California. Bryson’s CEO has been featured in several publications, such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Benefits Selling, and the Long Beach Business Journal. He is also highly involved in the community, creating a giveback program for nonprofits within his firm, and serving as a board member and chair for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, annual master of ceremony for Children Today’s annual gala, and a member of Rotary International.

Trent and Rick Bryson recently shared the title of Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded by the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, a reflection of the successful establishment Rick founded over 50 years ago. Unique as a family owned business with a boutique service approach, Bryson continues to grow and is not stopping anytime time soon.

Awards and Honors

We are proud to be recognized for our dedicated work to our clients:

• 401kWire Top 300 Most Influential Defined Contribution Advisors

• Alfred P. Sloan Award Congressional Recipient

• Financial Times FT 401 Top Retirement Adviser

• Founding Member of the NAIFA Congressional Council

• Invest in Others Community Leadership Award

• Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce City National Bank Entrepreneur of the Year Award

• Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Achievement Award

• PLANADVISER Magazine Top 100 Advisers Nationwide

• PLANADVISER Magazine Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers

Rick and Trent Bryson