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Shannon Underwood

Shannon Underwood

Shannon began his career in the financial services industry in 2005 and is currently a Regional Vice President in the East Region of Equitable Advisors. He began his career with a passion to provide financial and risk protection planning and investment management for companies, individuals, and non-profit organizations. His hope was that providing these services, he would better connect to the community for the purpose of improving and creating a better quality of life for all. In 2006, he wanted to share that passion with others and decided to become a Regional Vice President, where he has been training, recruiting, and retaining young professionals for over 12 years to help others as well.

In 2013, Shannon earned a Certificate in Retirement Planning from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and was awarded the company related title of Retirement Planning Specialist.

In 2014, Shannon attended an internal advanced learning curriculum, hosted at Harvard University. This program is a significant part of his continued education in Asset Allocation and Wealth Management.

Shannon's desire to become a pillar in the community has not wavered. In 2011, he co-founded and became President of Blue Ridge Financial Partners, a company who's mission is to provide innovative and practical financial programs for valued clients. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and General Agency Managers Association (GAMA). He is a supporter of many charitable organizations within the Roanoke Valley, he and his wife are also members of Ut Prosim Society of Virginia Tech.

Shannon Underwood is a native and resident of Botetourt County with his wife Summer and their two children, Brayden and Addalyn. His hobbies include just about anything associated with Virginia Tech athletics, golf and he enjoys a lifelong passion and involvement in motorsports racing.