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Zach Bainter is a Managing Partner and founding member of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management. He is passionate about developing relationships with his clients that allow him to design tailored financial and investment plans. As a Certified Financial Planner™, Zach has the expertise to build sophisticated financial plans and provides bespoke service to his clients.
While Zach primarily works out of Santa Monica, he has clients all over the country and makes regular visits to Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and New York. His clients include doctors, attorneys, and business owners. Being located in the heart of Silicon Beach, Zach specializes in working with clients in the technology sector and co-founded the Gerber Kawasaki Technology Group. He specializes in helping clients navigate their equity-based compensation strategies to help them take full advantage of offered benefits. Over the last several years, Zach has become highly involved in working closely with clients at GitHub, Slack, Procore, and Google.
Originally from Hollister, a small town in Northern California, Zach graduated from the University of California Los Angeles, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He later earned a certificate in Personal Financial Planning from Boston University.
When Zach is not in the office, he is usually planning, or on an adventure, with his girlfriend and their two dogs. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys riding his bicycle. If sports are not on, he finds entertainment in reading an old-fashioned newspaper or book. Since Zach was young, he has always recognized the importance of giving back. He currently heads the Fundraising Committee for the Santa Monica History Museum and enjoys raising money for various local causes.
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