Brendan Connolly

Brendan Connolly is a Director in the Compliance Department of Equity Services, Inc., a broker/dealer affiliate of National Life Insurance Company. Through his 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, from customer service, to high-volume securities trading, to broker-dealer compliance, he has developed a passion for protecting investors and representatives.

Brendan attended Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, and Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. A native of New Hampshire, Brendan moved to Vermont in 2006 with his wife and their herd of rescued animals. When not active in the yard trying to garden effectively, he can often be found cheering on his long-frustrated but ever optimistic Chicago Cubs.


(When It’s Not) The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Holidays carry feelings of anticipation, excitement, renewal, and appreciation. Families and friends gather to celebrate the year that’s been, and the year that is coming. Family dinners, holiday parties, and traditions, both old and new, fill these weeks. It can be the most wonderful time of year for some, but for others the holiday season is not wonderful at all.

This past March, my wife and my unborn son passed away unexpectedly. The loss of my wife and unborn son tore apart everything I knew. On Wednesday night, I fell asleep knowing that within 24 hours, I would be a father, and my wife would be a mother. The next day I was a widower. (more…)

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