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Brian Vowinkel

Investment Advisor at Coldstream Wealth Management

Brian Vowinkel

Investment Advisor at Coldstream Wealth Management

Brian developed sophisticated skills on Wall Street and worked at some of the biggest banks, such as Goldman Sachs and US Bank. In his role as investment advisor at Coldstream Wealth Management,  he advises families on navigating increasingly complex global markets.

As chief revenue officer, Brian helped launch a virtual reality startup, VRstudios, raising capital and leading a sales team to generate revenue across 15 countries with a 500% YOY growth.  As the CEO and founder of Ranger Select, which helped successful entrepreneurs navigate increasingly global markets, his team was sought to launch the Ascent Private Capital Management office of US Bank in Seattle, where he became Regional Managing Director and a Senior VP of US Bank.  His team grew revenue 30% YOY and income 38%. 

Prior to that, Brian led the northwest region of the United States for a national investment consultant and served on its investment committee responsible for $13 billion in assets.  Before that he had been recruited to Goldman Sachs while earning an MBA at Harvard Business School, and he helped open the Goldman Seattle office.  Brian has evaluated hundreds of startups and angel invested in 15 of them, with several successful exits.   

Brian has served on multiple boards, serves as a police commissioner, and authored a book and several articles.  He is proud of his leadership training and teaching stints at West Point, his Army service as a commanding officer of an infantry company, leading in a Special Operations unit, and earning the Distinguished Honor Graduate of his Ranger class.

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