Todd D. Knickerbocker

Managing Partner

Todd’s Story

Todd got his start in the industry right out of college when he founded his practice in Northville in 1989. Growing his business from the ground up, Todd knocked on the doors of those in the community, building trust one conversation at a time. Over thirty years later, he leads the Stonebrook Private team – now serving a few hundred individuals and families with over $600mm in managed assets. While many things have changed since 1989, acting in the best interest of his clients has always been top of mind.

After graduating from Canton High School, Todd studied at Hillsdale College – for which he remains a proud alumnus and a frequent donor. Since entering the industry, his focus has been successfully guiding clients and their families through their goals. Todd has a special gift for communication and education around financial topics – especially those that may be sensitive to his clients. With his deep-rooted experience, he understands the pitfalls of poor planning and letting emotions steer one’s investment experience. That is why he founded Stonebrook Private, a planning-focused advisory firm that solely acts in a fiduciary capacity.

In 2021 and 2022, Todd was named to the Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor List for the state of Michigan (High Net Worth).

When he is not serving clients, you are likely to find him at Devils Lake, boating and enjoying the outdoors. He and his wife, Chris, love to travel and explore new locales. Todd splits time each year between Northville, MI and Bonita Springs, FL. His son, Spencer, works alongside him at Stonebrook Private and his daughter, Kelsey, works for American Express in New York City.

Todd’s Goals

  • After successfully releasing his daughter Kelsey from the payroll, he is trying to figure out how to get Spencer off. He is starting to realize he may be a lifer!

  • Continue to fund the Knickerbocker Family Foundation for charitable giving.

  • Take his wife on a world cruise. He will have to “sell” her on this one.


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