SOURCE: Burnham Gibson Financial Group, Inc.

Burnham Gibson Financial Group, Inc.

August 03, 2011 14:32 ET

Burnham Gibson Financial Group Expands Into San Diego With Dedicated Local Certified Financial Planner™ Professional

San Diego Native Brett Pernicano Joins Burnham Gibson to Offer Financial Planning and Wealth Management

IRVINE, CA and SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - Burnham Gibson Financial Group, Inc., a full-service financial services firm based in Orange County, Calif., is pleased to announce its continued expansion in the San Diego area with the new hire of Certified Financial Planner™ Professional Brett Pernicano.

Burnham Gibson's reputation as a financial services firm with the resources of a national company and the one-on-one consultative service of a boutique agency has supported its steady growth.

"As we continue to expand, we're extremely selective about the professionals we bring on board," says Darin Gibson, president of Burnham Gibson Financial Group. "Brett Pernicano is exactly the kind of advisor we know we can trust to provide a high level of personalized service to local and national clients alike. His young career is already marked by numerous awards and accolades -- and of course, by a broad roster of successful clients who've benefited from his expertise."

Burnham Gibson specializes in high-end corporate services, including pension planning, executive benefits planning and risk management, as well as personal wealth management and estate planning strategies. The firm ended 2010 advising on more than $450 million in assets and plans for continued growth and expansion throughout 2011.

"Burnham Gibson offers vast resources and a broad knowledge base that I look forward to bringing to bear for my clients," says Pernicano. "It's a privilege to offer clients creative strategies that address their challenges and bring them the peace of mind they need. The personal relationships Burnham Gibson is known for are also my favorite part of the job -- it's the only way to deliver the kind of service and comprehensive follow-up that I take pride in."

The San Diego native knows the local market where he'll be responsible for financial planning, wealth management and retirement planning consulting for both business and private clients. In fact, the market is familiar with the Pernicano name as well; his family is known for its affiliations with the Chargers NFL franchise and the local restaurant industry, so he's deeply rooted in the community.

Pernicano has spent the past six years as an AXA divisional vice president and financial planner, consulting with small- to mid-sized companies on executive benefits and retirement planning, helping implement unique strategies to reduce tax liabilities and manage risk. He managed assets for a diverse client base spanning a range of industries, and was distinguished as one of the top three AXA advisors in San Diego in 2010.

Burnham Gibson is uniquely invested in building a diverse infrastructure of specialists who work together with the shared goal of meeting client needs and exceeding client expectations. Pernicano is the latest addition to an impressive roster of agents with specialized expertise and a track record of service excellence.

Burnham Gibson continues to fill additional financial advisor* and administrative staff positions at the firm to accommodate its steady growth initiatives. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Veronica Romo at (949) 833-5854 to discuss opportunities.

About Burnham Gibson Financial Group, Inc.: Burnham Gibson helps corporate and individual clients accumulate wealth, manage risk and plan for the future. Based in Irvine, Calif., the robust, full-service financial services firm offers an unparalleled complement of best-in-class services to help provide for the full spectrum of clients' financial needs, and the needs of their workforces. Burnham Gibson currently offers financial and insurance services to more than 250 businesses and 2,000 individuals and advises on approximately $450 million in assets for corporate and individual clients. In 2010, the company partnered with Burnham Benefits Insurance Services to provide a comprehensive offering of integrated employee benefits solutions. The relationship allows both firms to leverage a larger organizational scale and depth of management, improving the quality and service they can provide for clients. For more information, visit www.burnhamgibson.com.

Securities and investment advisory services offered through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC. Annuity and insurance products offered through AXA Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC and its affiliates. Burnham Gibson Financial Group, Inc. is not a registered investment advisor and is not owned or operated by AXA Advisors or AXA Network. CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements. Burnham Benefits Insurance Services is not affiliated with AXA Advisors or AXA Network.

*Financial Professionals are contracted with AXA Advisors, LLC. AXA Advisors is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

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Editors Note: A headshot of Brett Pernicano is available upon request.

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