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Jerry Braakman

Jerry Braakman
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Managing Director

Jerry brings 20 plus years of experience with the firm in various management roles.

Currently, Jerry oversees all Trust and Wealth Management activities of the firm. He creates the vision and executes the strategy of the firm's expertise. He ensures client goals are achieved with an experienced team of fiduciary and investment professionals.

As Chief Investment Officer, Jerry oversees the investment outlook, portfolio strategy, asset allocation, risk management and investment processes. He regularly provides expert commentary on the financial markets to various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Reuters, CNBC and Bloomberg.

Jerry began his career at First American Trust in 1995 and during his tenure has held various operational and investment management positions. Previous to his current responsibilities, he oversaw the management of First American's $2.3 billion corporate investment portfolio.

Jerry holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from University of California, Irvine.