• About Brett Grimes

    Financial Advisor with History of Community Involvement

    A longtime resident of Santa Barbara, Brett Grimes holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Over the past 30 years, he has held senior executive positions with several different major financial institutions in the greater Santa Barbara area. Barron’s ranked Brett Grimes on its list of the “Top 100 Advisors in California” for 2015 and 2016.

    Active in both the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles areas, Brett Grimes has been a member of the Southern California Grantmakers and sat on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Dream Center. The Dream Center is dedicated to combating homelessness and hunger within vulnerable populations. It also provides local residents with clothing, food and shelter as well as education during the Covid Pandemic.

    When he isn’t busy with professional or philanthropic activities, Mr. Grimes enjoys snow skiing, horseback riding, and following Notre Dame football. He enjoys Pilates and attends classes on a regular basis.

  • Education 

    University of California, Los Angeles

    BA (1982-1985)


  • Professional Experience

    Managing Director
    Financial Institution

    Mar 2019-Present

    Executive Director
    Financial Institution

    Jul 2008-Mar 2019

    Senior Vice President

    Jan 1990-Jul 2008

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    October 14, 2021 · Terminal Illnesses
    A resident of Santa Barbara, California, Brett Grimes works in the venture strategies group as managing director at a financial institution. Active in his community, Brett Grimes supports several organizations via financial donations, including Dream Foundation, a charity that provides emotional...
    The recipient of a bachelor's degree in economics from UCLA, Brett Grimes is a Santa Barbara, California-based financial advisor with three decades of experience. In his free time, Brett Grimes enjoys watching college football and is a fan of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The...
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