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Brian Dombkowski

Brian Dombkowski, CFA

Chief Executive Officer
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For Brian Dombkowski, success is about making sure the client always comes first. It’s about ownership, partnership, and building something that is shared, surrounded by the best of the best. He understands what is important to our clients because that’s what is important to him, too.

Brian joined Sand Hill as our Chief Investment Officer in 2010, bringing expertise garnered from managing institutional portfolios for 20 years. His experience in research and equity analytics, actively managing a multi-billion dollar fund for high net worth individuals, family offices, and institutional investors, and being responsible for all aspects of portfolio management, marketing, client service and management prepared him perfectly for all of the hats he wears as Chief Executive Officer here at Sand Hill.

Since becoming the firm’s CEO in 2013, Brian has helped grow the business and expand our service offerings to deliver great outcomes for our clients. As CEO, Brian provides overall strategic direction and leadership for our investment management, wealth management, and operations groups. He also serves as Chair of Sand Hill’s Executive Committee, the governance entity charged with setting the firm’s long-term strategic course. After spending much of his career as a front-line stock picker, he now enjoys the operational and strategic aspects of running a company and the uniquely entrepreneurial spirit and expertise that the Sand Hill team brings to wealth management planning.

A dedicated husband and father, Brian loves spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is also an aspiring pianist, happily (and humbly) working his way through all the classics he’s always wanted to play. He is actively involved in the local community and currently serves as a member of the Town Council of Woodside, California. Brian brings this same energy and dedication to his work at Sand Hill, where he spends every day making sure each client feels that Sand Hill is a true partner invested in their success.

Latest Blog Posts by Brian Dombkowski

Oct 30, 2018
The Robots are Coming!
The Robots are Coming!

Before earning the moniker “Gen X”, my generation was known as the 13th Generation (being the country’s 13th generation since American Independence). While not the

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Aug 1, 2018
Will ‘100’ Become The New ‘80’?
Will ‘100’ Become The New ‘80’?

Imagine for a moment adding 20 healthy years to your lifespan. How might you live your life differently? At what age would you consider retirement? Or perhaps,

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Apr 27, 2018
The Fourth Transition
The Fourth Transition

The use of fire by primitive humans for warmth, cooking and protection 300,000 years ago enabled our species to ascend from the middle of the

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Apr 25, 2018
Being Socially Conscious
Being Socially Conscious

On any typical day, one can freely access leading websites from smart phones, cull through personalized news services, and review all sorts of history, social

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Jan 26, 2018
In Blockchain We Will Trust
In Blockchain We Will Trust

Much has been written about the founding of Bitcoin in the wake of the Financial Crisis, the blockchain technology that stamps every transaction with a

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Nov 9, 2017
Smart Technology and Smart Choices
Smart Technology and Smart Choices

On any typical day, one can freely access leading websites from smart phones, cull through personalized news services, and review all sorts of history, social

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Aug 3, 2017
Buckle Up Silicon Valley
Buckle Up Silicon Valley

In the 1980’s blockbuster Back to the Future, flying cars are an ubiquitous reality in the then far-away future of 2015.  While that concept seems

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May 4, 2017
An Ode to the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
An Ode to the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

Over the centuries, the literary fox has been portrayed as the most clever, hungry and transformational character among his anthropomorphic brethren.  First appearing in the

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Jan 31, 2017
It’s Not the Years, It’s the Mileage
It’s Not the Years, It’s the Mileage

Forecasting in 2016 was a tough business to be in given the wild year politically, the meaningful jump in interest rates - and rising geopolitical

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