Our Story

  • Welcome to Vessel Advisors, your trusted partner in steering the financial course of your business. Established in 2017 by seasoned CFO and CEO, Brennan de Raad, we have been anchoring businesses with our expertise and innovative financial solutions. Based in the heart of Irvine, California, our reach spans across the United States, nurturing a fleet of satisfied clients.

    Our story began with a profound realization. Brennan, drawing from years of industry experience, witnessed the common pitfalls that plagued small businesses. Too often, they were either burdened with overqualified, overpriced financial professionals or left grappling with the aftermath of inexperienced, error-prone staff hired out of severe budget limitations. As he observed this trend, Brennan couldn’t help but empathize, having personally weathered the storms of a hyper-growth business that demanded his relentless dedication—unforgiving 60-80 hour workweeks, sacrificing precious moments with his growing family, and finding solace only in the faint glow of his laptop during late nights and weekends in the office.

Out of that season a vision crystallized for Brennan. And in late 2016, he resolved to rewrite the narrative, not just for himself but for the entire financial services landscape. It was from this resolute desire to change the paradigm of financial management that Vessel Advisors was born. We set sail with a clear mission—to provide businesses with a sturdy financial backbone while remaining uncompromised on either expertise or work-life balance.

Today, Vessel Advisors stands out not for being an outsourced finance solution, but for being a true partner to the clients we serve, ensuring that they navigate the choppy waters of finance with finesse and confidence. From fractional CFO consulting services to comprehensive, finance department solutions, we are committed to charting a course that empowers businesses to thrive.

And should the need ever arise, we hope you’ll join us on this transformative journey, where your financial success becomes our unwavering commitment. Together, let’s navigate toward your next horizon.




To empower business owners to lead with confidence by creating financial visibility, bringing consistency to reporting, and delivering actionable insights. We lead our clients from chaos to control.



Speak and write clearly. Never use 100 words when 10 will do. No jargon!


Take the initiative. Identify solutions to problems and share them.


Do what you say you will do when you say you will do it. “If I say it, I will do it.”


We are confidants, entrusted with the keys. Do the right thing by the client, always.


Show how much value the recommendation will generate for them in dollars. Do the math for them. Make clear the cost of not executing.

Community Impact

  • As a proud member of 100 Companies That Care in Orange County, we are committed to serving our community and others in need.  We are fortunate to be able to support amazing organizations doing incredible work.  Below are some of the nonprofit partners we are committed to supporting.