28 Oct Meet Vanessa Burnett of Bridge Advisory in Pasadena
We are excited to share our very own Vanessa Burnett has been featured in Voyage LA magazine this week!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Vanessa Burnett.
Vanessa joined Bridge, her first job in investment management, in March 2008, just months before the financial crisis and the Great Recession. Instead of scaring her, the event turned financial planning into a calling. She saw how a good plan and the right behavior could help investors ride out the roughest patches in the market. She began in an administrative role, moving to become a glorified note-taker, then financial planner, learning about the business from the ground up. She began to understand that while the conversations are about finance, the underpinnings of this business are counseling, coaching, relationship, and trust. Her passion for the business grew, as did her team and clients, where she made Partner in June 2019.
Before joining Bridge, Vanessa worked for several years at Mercer Consulting, a global human-resource firm. She graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Soon after, she married one of her best friends from childhood and settled in the Foothill Communities where she grew up. She and her husband have two children, ages 5 and 2.
Vanessa earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certificate in 2011. She holds a California Life, Health and Disability insurance license.