Patrick Rush


Triad Financial Advisors

Owner/CEO and Author

Patrick Rush


Triad Financial Advisors

Owner/CEO and Author

As a thought-leader and fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial planning advice alongside evidence-based investments to help you achieve your life goals. - Patrick Rush, CFP®, CLU®, MBA

(336) 230-0071

Fee-Only Financial Planner and Investment Adviser helping clients LIVE, INVEST, AND RETIRE WITH INTENTION

Patrick Rush is a Greensboro, NC fee-only financial planner. Triad Financial Advisors provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Patrick Rush is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.

Patrick Rush has been providing financial planning and investment advice since 1998.  A Forbes author and contributor, Patrick is a thought-leader in the wealth management industry.  He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.   Prior to merging with TFA in 2012, Patrick was the President of Independent Wealth Management.  He also served individuals and families as a Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch in Greensboro. 

Patrick believes that finding qualified, independent and conflict-free financial advice should not be difficult for investors. In addition, he believes investors do not need to predict the future in order to be successful at investing.  He is proud that TFA is a fee-only firm with a commitment and legal responsibility to act as a full-time fiduciary for their clients. Patrick is passionate about raising the level of financial education in the community and thus authored his first book, Retirement 101, in 2011. He teaches the course to adults throughout the community.

Patrick resides in Greensboro, NC with his wife, Dr. Christina Rush, their daughter Havana, and twin boys, Walker and Quincy.


  • Illinois Institute of Technology
    • MBA - Finance
    • B.S. - Financial Markets & Trading
  • Chartered Life Underwriter®

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Forbes Author and Contributor
  • Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors - #4 in North Carolina (2019)
  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors - #7 in North Carolina (2017 - 2019)
  • Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers (2016 - 2019)
  • Wharton Business Radio (2018- 19)
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP)
  • Leadership Greensboro (2015-16)
  • Greensboro Police Citizen's Academy (2018)
  • March of Dimes Central NC Board of Directors (2018 - present)
  • Chair of the Greensboro Signature Chefs Auction (2017)
  • Ambassador Family (2016)
  • Executive Leadership Team (March for Babies)
  • Executive Leadership Team (Signature Chefs)
  • Chairman of the Young Professionals Board of the North Carolina Chapter (2014-2015)

Patrick Rush is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning

Our mission is to help our clients and colleagues live, invest and retire with intention

TFA is a Fee-Only, independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) acting in a client’s best interests at all times, not just when it’s convenient for us. This sets us apart from bank and brokerage firms whose ability to act in your best interest may be compromised by commissions, affiliations, revenue sharing agreements, and/or product sales goals. The Fee-Only method of compensation is the most transparent and objective method available, and minimizes conflicts to ensure your financial advisor acts as a fiduciary. As a result, we do not sell products or receive commissions on any products or services.

Finally, we enforce our fiduciary duty by building unique life plans and implementing a disciplined investment strategy utilizing low-cost, institutional strategies.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
    Patrick Rush is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor

    The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    Patrick Rush is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification

    CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.

  • CLU - Chartered Life Underwriter
    Patrick Rush is a Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®)

    A Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) is a professional designation for individuals specializing in life insurance and estate planning. Individuals must complete five core courses and three elective courses, and successfully pass all eight two-hour, 100-question examinations in order to receive the CLU® designation.

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Office Locations:

  • 3623 N. Elm Street
    Suite 102
    Greensboro, NC 27455

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