Vice President and COO
Danilo is the Co-Founder, Vice-President and COO of Gerber Kawasaki, a wealth and investment management firm. Danilo oversees the compliance and day-to-day supervision of the firm. He is a member of the Gerber Kawasaki Board of Directors and the Investment Selection Committee.
Danilo received his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands where he was honored with three All-American tennis awards. Danilo also received a certificate in Personal Financial Planning from UCLA and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Danilo was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he was a top-ranked junior tennis player, which earned him a scholarship to play tennis in the US. Growing up in Brazil, Danilo learned the importance of proper wealth management at a very young age. With inflation averaging as high as 1000% a year, it was vital to ensure that your money was always working for you.
Danilo started his career in the financial services industry joining SunAmerica Securities in 2002. He moved up the rankings and was promoted to the branch manager position of the West Los Angeles office. At the time of his arrival, the West Los Angeles office had only a few advisors and it was at the bottom of the firm's rankings. Danilo's conviction that he is doing one of the most important jobs anyone can do in life by helping people save, grow, and preserve their assets helped gross revenues for the branch tripled from 2004 to 2007. Shortly after, his branch became one of the top offices in the company.
The 2008 financial crisis, which resulted in the collapse of large financial institutions and the bailout of many others, challenged the status quo. Large financial institutions got themselves in trouble for not putting their clients interest ahead of their own. Danilo felt that clients deserve modern, unbiased, independent financial advice in line with their goals and tolerance for risk. With all that in mind, Danilo and his business partner, Ross Gerber, founded Gerber Kawasaki, wealth and investment management firm. It is our mission to have a client-centric practice, provide our clients with quality and objective financial advice, and by combining the latest technology and our personal touch Gerber Kawasaki promises to offer our clients a unique client experience.
Danilo enjoys spending time with his daughter. In his spare time he can be found beating opponents on the paddle tennis courts of Venice or playing golf.
** These awards are based upon sales generated by advisors and is not based upon performance or returns experienced by any client or opinions of the advisor's clients or former clients.
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Danilo Kawasaki is a registered representative with LPL Financial.