Bridge Advisory Celebrated as a Part of the Bruin Business 100 in Financial Services

UCLA Alumni Dave Penniall and Vanessa Burnett Honored for Their Outstanding Contributions

The UCLA Alumni Association is proud to announce Bridge Advisory as one of the distinguished companies featured in the 2023 Bruin Business 100 under Financial Services. The annual recognition celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding achievements of UCLA alumni entrepreneurs in various industries. This year’s honorees, Dave Penniall (Class of ’76) and Vanessa Burnett (Cert ’10), exemplify the passion and vision that drives the Bruin network.

Bridge Advisory, co-founded by Dave Penniall and Vanessa Burnett, has been providing exceptional financial services and solutions to its clientele. The firm has earned a stellar reputation for its dedication to helping clients navigate the complex world of finance with ease and confidence. Their commitment to not only meeting but exceeding the needs of their clients has set them apart in the financial services industry.

Dave Penniall graduated from UCLA in 1976 and has since built an impressive career in finance, leveraging his experience and knowledge to establish Bridge Advisory with his co-founder Vanessa Burnett. Vanessa, a UCLA certified alumnus from 2010, has been instrumental in the growth and success of the company. Their combined expertise and dedication to the financial well-being of their clients have earned them a place among the prestigious Bruin Business 100 honorees.

The Bruin Business 100 recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills, created innovative products or services, and contributed significantly to their communities. This year’s honorees were selected by a diverse committee comprising alumni, students, and staff, who meticulously reviewed each candidate’s accomplishments and contributions.

The UCLA Alumni Association aims to foster a strong and supportive network among the Bruin community, celebrating the achievements of its members and creating opportunities for growth and collaboration. The Bruin Business 100 is just one of the many ways in which the association works to acknowledge and uplift its alumni entrepreneurs.

A special event will be held later this month to celebrate the 2023 Bruin Business 100 honorees, including Dave Penniall, Vanessa Burnett, and their fellow esteemed alumni entrepreneurs. To view the full list of this year’s honorees, please visit

Once again, congratulations to Dave Penniall, Vanessa Burnett, and the entire team at Bridge Advisory for their remarkable achievements and contributions to the financial services industry. As part of the Bruin Business 100, they serve as an inspiration to current and future Bruins alike.

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