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Founding Advisors

Eric Thurber


Eric Thurber is the Founder and Managing Director of Three Bridge Wealth Management. He brings to the team experience, a deep understanding of the industry, intelligence, vision, and passion. Eric believes strongly in a value based approach to wealth planning, advising clients with an integrated approach that spans estate planning, intergenerational wealth transfer, philanthropic mission development and strategy implementation, personal and financial risk management, liability and investment management.

Eric has 15 years of experience in investment management industry. He started working on Wall Street in Solomon Brother's Sales and Trading Program in New York City. In 1995, he began his wealth advising career at Montgomery Securities in The Private Client Department. In 1998, he joined Salomon Smith Barney, where he founded and built The Venture Group. Before founding Three Bridge, he was a Senior Wealth Director and Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Before Citi's merger with Morgan Stanley, he was a Senior Wealth Director at Citi Family Office, a division of Citigroup formed to serve the wealthiest and most sophisticated clients of the firm.

Eric holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation from Wharton Business School. Eric also serves as an associate at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and has trained in Stanford University's Executive Education Program.

A committed industry and community leader, Eric regularly speaks at universities about the financial industry. He is considered a thought leader in the industry, having been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Registered Rep Magazine, Investment and Wealth Monitor, and has been interviewed on The Wall Street Journal Radio Network.

Highlights: Founder and Managing Director of Three Bridge Wealth Management; Founder of Smith Barney Venture Group; Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Location: San Francisco Bay Area