At Platinum Financial Group, we don't work with the world's mega rich.  We represent and deliver value in the communities where we live and work. We offer a boutique style of support and service backed by deep institutional resources, and provide unbiased independent financial advice to individuals, families and businesses.  Our goal is to provide a personal service with solutions tailored to each clients needs, while building ongoing relationships based on the highest levels of expertise, trust and integrity.






  Founder & President

Darren Brewis is the Founder & President of Platinum Financial Group, an independent Financial advisory and wealth management firm. For over 20 years, Darren has been dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses  build and protect their financial futures through the use of sound financial management strategies. Darren is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®  and earned the Certified Fund Specialist® designation through the Institute of Business & Finance. Through his prior association with the John Hancock Financial Network, Darren was a nine time recipient of their Achieving Client Excellence Award, a distinction given only to the top advisors in the Network.

As a former tennis teaching professional, Darren coached at the prestigious Harry Hopman/Saddlebrook International Tennis Academy, authored coaching articles for Junior Tennis Magazine, and served on the Board of Directors for the United States Tennis Association of Florida. Darren was born and raised in London, England, and holds a degree in Tennis Business Management & Coaching . When he is not busy with his work through Platinum Financial Group, Darren can most often be found on a Gulf of Mexico beach or at a local tennis court with his wife of 21 years, and their two children.


The Achieving Client Excellence Award (ACE) was granted by former broker-dealer Signator Investors, Inc.  and the John Hancock family of companies.  The ACE award is granted to the top 250 advisors each year based on total weighted premium from the sale of both proprietary and non-proprietary protection and wealth products.  No other factors are considered.  Third-party rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor by any client nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation.


 Financial Adviser

Russ Diamond is a Financial Adviser with Platinum Financial Group. He has been in the financial services industry for over 8 years and enjoys serving clients with their financial needs. Russ earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Illinois State University. He earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner designation and is a registered CPA in Illinois.

Russ retired from Verizon after 31 years of service holding various management positions in accounting, budgeting, and operations while working closely with the executive team. This experience has taught him the value of providing outstanding customer service. He and his wife Dianna have been married for 36 years and have three daughters and four grandchildren. Russ enjoys golf, yard work, serving on the grounds committee of the homeowner's association , and is a member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church. 



Bev Bouchard,

Director of Business Services 

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Bev started her financial services career over 20 years ago. She holds her FINRA Series 24, 7, 4, 51, 66 Licenses. Bev oversees every aspect of back office operation from account opening to servicing. 

Bev enjoys being on the water, reading, and snuggling with her dachshund. 



Maria Moreno,

New Business Underwriting


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Maria brings 50 years of experience in the financial services      industry to Platinum Financial Group. Her industry knowledge is integral to our client onboarding process and service. 

 Maria loves the gym and cooking. 


Lesley Brewis,

Client Services Associate 

Lesley is the happy voice our clients have come to depend on. She provides assistance to our organization’s clients, manages client requests and queries, and performs administrative tasks that keep our firm operating smoothly. 

Lesley is an avid  tennis player and enjoys the company of her friends and family.


Lyn Horowitz,

Director of Compliance