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Our Team

Jeffrey O. Brown, CPA, CFP®

Registered Principal, LPL Financial

(615) 216-1331

Specializing in financial and estate planning, tax planning

Qualifications & Licensure:
Certified Public Accountant
General Securities Representative Licensed to sell securities and insurance products.
Member: TSCPA

A native of Rutherford County and a graduate of MTSU, Jeff has worked in the financial industry since 1985. With a background as a CPA and a CFO, Jeff started this financial services company in 1999 and has focused on giving good financial advice as well as great client support. 

In addition to work, Jeff is active in the Rutherford County community has served on several community boards including the Child Advocacy Center, Salvation Army, and DreamCatchers. Jeff is a graduate of Leadership Rutherford.  He is an avid Braves baseball fan and enjoys reading and WWII history.

Jeff and his wife, Kristina, have one son, Reid, and live in Murfreesboro with their three dogs.

Hayley M. Clagg

Client Services Manager

(615) 216-1340

Qualifications & Licensure:
Licensed in Life Insurance

Hayley makes everyone’s life more organized.  As Client Services Manager at LPL for the last 18 years, Hayley is responsible for assuring client’s needs are met with accuracy and a welcoming attitude. Her hands-on approach and attention to detail ensure that our client’s accounts are handled with utmost care.

Hayley is a graduate of Riverdale High School and Middle Tennessee State University.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2001 from MTSU.  Hayley is an active member of the community and has volunteered her time with the Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity Active and Alumni Chapters in Murfreesboro. 

When she is not working, Hayley enjoys spending time with her family and friends and making memories on the family farm.  She also enjoys watching Fixer Upper, antique shopping, and 30A beach getaways.

Hayley is married to Joe and they have two sons, Connor and Jacob.  They are members of New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

Ben Leyhew, MBA

Wealth Advisor

(615) 216-1336

Specializing in investment and retirement planning

Qualifications & Licensure:
MBA, Finance
Series 7 General Securities Representative
Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law

Ben has been a financial advisor since 2003. He was born and raised in Murfreesboro and has an identical twin who is a minute older.
Ben played football, wrestled and ran cross country at Oakland High School. After high school, Ben graduated Magna Cum Laude with a
BBA in Finance from MTSU. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a MBA in Finance also from MTSU. Ben is a graduate of Leadership
Rutherford and the John O. Moseley Leadership School at Northwestern University.

Ben is an active member of the community and has volunteered as a Diplomat with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Board
Member of SAE Fraternity and worked on numerous projects and fundraisers for Oakland Athletic Projects, Inc. He has also volunteered
his time with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Children’s Miracle Network, Special Kids, MTMC Foundation, the Commonwealth
Society, and MTSU Blue Raider Athletic Association.

He was named as a member of Million Dollar Roundtable in 2008.

Ben enjoys spending time with family, playing golf, going to Tim’s Ford Lake, hunting, fishing, and attending sporting events. He is a loyal
supporter of MTSU, the Titans, Predators and UT Athletics. On Saturdays and Sundays in the Fall you will find him smoking meat and
tailgating with friends and family.

Ben is married to Blair Leyhew who is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Hospice care. They have one son, Samuel Wyatt, and twin daughters Eva and Emelia.  They are members of World Outreach Church.

Ben can be reached at (615) 216-1336 or


Kristina W. Brown

Director of Marketing

(615) 216-1321


B.S. Belmont University

Kristina joined the staff at LPL Financial in 2012.  Her duties include the development and implementation of firm wide marketing strategies.

Kristina is very active in the community, working with the non-profits Doors of Hope, Habitat for Humanity, and the Board of Trustees for The Healing Trust Foundation in Nashville.  She writes the column "Community Matters" for the Murfreesboro Post.  Kristina previously worked as an elementary school teacher with Rutherford County Schools, Read To Succeed, and First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.  She is a member of Glendale Baptist Church in Nashville.  

Kristina and her husband Jeff have one son, Reid, and 3 dogs.