SOURCE: Burnham Gibson Financial Group, Inc.

Burnham Gibson Financial Group, Inc.

June 22, 2011 13:06 ET

Burnham Gibson Financial Group Welcomes Tia Cirksena, Director of Retirement Services

Cirksena Joins Growing Financial Services Firm to Support Continued Expansion Throughout Southern California

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Burnham Gibson Financial Group, Inc., a full-service financial services firm based in Orange County, Calif., welcomes its newest team member, Director of Retirement Services, Tia Cirksena. Her experience tailoring retirement plans to the needs of employers is just one of the assets she brings to her new role, where she'll also contribute to operations, client retention programs and creating innovative business development strategies.

"Tia has a depth of experience that runs the gamut from the building of client service teams and development of due diligence processes to consulting, product development and leadership of strategic initiatives," says Darin Gibson, President of Burnham Gibson Financial Group, whose firm specializes in high-end corporate services including pension consulting, executive benefits planning and risk management, as well as personal wealth management and estate planning strategies. "We look forward to leveraging her energy and insight to help us build stronger relationships and offer our clients greater value."

With 17 years of experience, Cirksena's background in client relationship management is a perfect fit for Burnham Gibson, a firm that prides itself on building strong client relationships through its consultative approach to financial planning. A combination of solid experience and creative development strategies have Cirksena poised to spearhead major growth for the firm, which currently has $450 million under its management.

"My aim is to help triple Burnham Gibson's growth in the next three years," says Cirksena. "Burnham already has an excellent reputation in the industry. I'm looking forward to enhancing it, and to developing a team that's cohesive and passionate about the value of the relationships they're cultivating with clients."

Cirksena spent time in senior level positions at Principal Financial Group, MetLife and Transamerica Retirement Services before she landed the position with Burnham Gibson. Her collaborative approach has been a hallmark of her work, nurturing relationships with staff and clients alike.

Burnham Gibson's focus on building a diverse infrastructure of specialists has allowed the firm to foster a team environment where specialists work with one another to meet clients' needs and exceed their expectations. That infrastructure continues to grow as Burnham Gibson expands, with additional room for financial professionals and administrative staff positions. 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™ 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.

Editors Note: A headshot of Tia Cirksena is available upon request.

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