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1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400

Rockville, MD 20852


1-800-831-0007 (Toll Free)


9 am - 5 pm EST

Monday - Friday


Asset Strategies International is an industry leading full service tangible asset dealer specializing in precious metals, foreign currency and rare tangible assets.

For other products and services:




Fax: 301-881-1936

9 AM - 5 PM EST



Asset Strategies International

1700 Rockville Pike, Suite 400

Rockville, MD 20852

Meet the Team

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Michael Checkan
Chairman and CEO

Michael and the late Glen O. Kirsch founded International Financial Consultants, Inc.—now known as Asset Strategies International (ASI)—a corporation specializing in precious metals, foreign currency, rare coins, and international wealth protection in 1982. Michael began his career in 1965 working as one of the first foreign exchange traders in Washington, D.C.’s largest bank.

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Glen O. Kirsch  (02/02/47 - 06/05/10)
Executive Vice President

Glen O. Kirsch, the Executive Vice President at Asset Strategies International, passed away on June 5, 2010. Glen was “Mr. Inside” and ASI’s President, Michael Checkan, was “Mr. Outside.” It was Michael’s responsibility to travel the world and meet with clients and vendors, while Glen stayed at our offices in Rockville, and made sure everything ran smoothly and most importantly, “ran right.”.


Rich Checkan
President and COO

As the President and COO of ASI, Rich has knowledge of every facet of ASI’s operations. He has been an integral part of ASI's maturation from a precious metals and foreign exchange dealer to a full service tangible and rare tangible asset provider—to include rare U.S., world, and ancient coins.

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Brian Zweig
Manager, Preferred Client Relations

Brian joined the ASI team in November 2016 with over 10 years of management experience. He is a Washingtonian native who graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2002.

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Ryan Kirsch
Assistant Manager, Preferred Client Relations

Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ryan has worked with precious metals, foreign currencies, and offshore wealth protection strategies at ASI. A life-long advocate of hard assets, he specializes in asset diversification.

Contact ASI

1-800-831-0007 (Toll Free)

Fax: 301-881-1936


8AM - 5PM EST, Monday - Friday


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