Brittney Olinger serves as an Advisor at Koss Olinger, an independent wealth management firm located in Gainesville, Florida. Today, Brittney and her colleagues provide financial guidance to 300 families across 36 states. As a third-generation advisor at Koss Olinger, she is dedicated to helping families establish a lasting multi-generational legacy.
Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, Brittney’s educational journey took her through Oak Hall School, where she graduated as Valedictorian. During her time at Oak Hall, she led the women’s cross-country team to its first state championship.
In her sophomore year of high school, Brittney founded the charity ReRun Sneakers. This nonprofit organization is committed to supplying lightly used running shoes to young athletes in need. Since its establishment in 2012, ReRun has distributed over 10,000 pairs of running shoes worldwide, with local high school students in Gainesville continuing the charity’s mission today. In 2013, Brittney’s dedication to ReRun earned her the New Balance Local Hero Award for the State of Florida.
In 2014, Brittney moved to the United Kingdom after receiving an offer to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management at the University of Oxford. During her time at Oxford, she served as the president of the Herford Business and Economics Society, focusing on finding sustainable solutions to business challenges and hosting discussions with industry leaders. Her responsibilities included overseeing projects for Penguin House Publishing and 10 Downing Street, as well as hosting conversations and dinners with notable figures such as the former Governor of the Bank of England and the founder of Threadneedle.
Upon completing her studies at Oxford, Brittney settled in London and joined BNP Paribas. Over her three years as a Global Markets sales-trader in the leveraged credit team, she covered more than 40 clients, including asset managers and hedge funds across the UK, USA, and Scandinavia. Brittney also took the lead in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) program ‘Impact 600’ for Leveraged Credit, inspiring employees to engage in charitable activities within their local communities. Her experience in London reinforced the notion that leadership can emerge at any level within an organization.
In 2020, Brittney and her husband David returned to Gainesville, where she joined Koss Olinger. Brittney holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from the Institute of Wealth and Investment, which is taught through the Yale School of Management. Her contributions in the financial industry were recently acknowledged when she was named as an Excellence Awardee in the ‘Rising Star Advisor of the Year’ category at the InvestmentNews Women to Watch Awards.