Brian Dombkowski

Brian Dombkowski, CFA

Chief Executive Officer
Shareholder
650–854–9150 LinkedIn

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 portfolio manager, 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 the Mayor 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.


Sand Hill Global Advisors, LLC (“SHGA”) is a registered investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. SHGA may only transact business in the states where the firm is noticed filed or otherwise exempt. For additional disclosures, including information on credential designations of SHGA representatives please see our Form ADV Part 2A and 2B Brochures, which can be obtained by clicking here or calling us at 650-854-9150.

Latest Blog Posts by Brian Dombkowski

Apr 22, 2021
What’s Your Special Purpose?
What’s Your Special Purpose?

From 1996 to 2018, the number of publicly listed companies in the United States fell by more than 45%. This stunning statistic is the result

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Feb 4, 2021
Horse Ownership and You: Investing in Your Passions
Horse Ownership and You: Investing in Your Passions

“When I bestride him, I soar...” -Shakespeare, Henry V There is no question that horses and humanity are inexorably linked. The first archaeological evidence of

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Feb 2, 2021
Is 70/30 the New 60/40?
Is 70/30 the New 60/40?

Since the 2008 Financial Crisis, many prognosticators have prematurely anticipated the end of the 60/40 portfolio—the well-established strategy of investing 60% of your portfolio into

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Sep 1, 2020
The Reality of Investment Risk
The Reality of Investment Risk

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z08c_pS8cvI Below is a transcript of the video interview. Sara Craven: Welcome, everyone, to another episode of the Sand Hill interview series, where we discuss

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Jul 20, 2020
Our Post-Pandemic Life
Our Post-Pandemic Life

At some point in the not-too-distant future—whether through herd immunity, treatment, vaccine or a disease-state mutation—the health-related threat of the coronavirus will begin to fade

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Jan 31, 2020
Sand Hill Opens New San Francisco Office
Sand Hill Opens New San Francisco Office

@ One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1140, San Francisco, CA 94111 The New Year offers a time for each of us to reflect on the year

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Nov 5, 2019
You Are Experiencing Peak Free
You Are Experiencing Peak Free

For those of you who wake up, ambitiously squeeze in a workout on your Peloton bike before taking an Uber to your shared workspace at

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Apr 24, 2019
Seeing 20/20 into 2020?
Seeing 20/20 into 2020?

Following the market’s swoon last year, many investors became convinced that a recession was lurking right around the corner. After all, the stock market has

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Jan 31, 2019
Staying Calm in the Volatile Markets
Staying Calm in the Volatile Markets

There really is nothing quite like price to change investor sentiment. Year after year, short-term traders make emotional decisions at the wrong moments, either fearfully

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