Brian D. Holmes

President, CEO




Brian D. Holmes, MS, CFP®, CMFC, AIF® is the President and CEO of SEIA.  As of June 30, 2018, SEIA and its affiliates manage $8.3 billion of assets. He is one of SEIA’s four founding partners, who have shared over two decades of teamwork together and he currently sits on SEIA’s investment committee. Brian has been in the investment management business for over 30 years, maintaining a successful independent private practice for over 300 clients.

Brian is the sole advisor from Los Angeles and Orange Counties to make the elite Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors list all eleven years of its existence, and one of only two advisors from Southern California to make the list all eleven years. Worth Magazine ranked Brian among the nation’s Top 250 Financial Advisors of 2008 and featured him from 2010 – 2018 in “Leading Wealth & Legal Advisors.”

He is a past member of the Schwab Institutional Advisory Board and served on the UCLA Department of Economics Board of Visitors to enhance the curriculum of the Business Economics major. Many notable clients, executive groups, corporations and universities have retained him for lectures, including guest lectures in UCLA’s undergraduate Economics and Investments classes.  Brian is involved with numerous charities in the Southern California area. He is a 30 year resident of Malibu, California along with his wife, son and daughter.

Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Business Administration from UCLA in 1983. Additionally, in 1994, he received a Master of Science degree in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning. He earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 1988, after completing the professional education program through the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc, and has been a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) since in 1998. In 2011, Brian earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) professional designation from Fiduciary360, receiving formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility. He is also a licensed insurance agent (CA Ins. License #0657377).

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