Gary K. Dorfman
Managing Director, Partner

Gary is responsible for managing the Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors office in Santa Barbara as well as overseeing the firm’s other strategic partnerships on the central coast. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, Gary was the founding partner of Pacific Pointe Advisors. With over 25 years of experience, Gary has been an innovator in the financial services industry creating wealth management platforms for several large financial institutions. He has held senior management positions for Sanford Bernstein, Robertson Stephens and Lincoln Financial Advisors. Gary received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a dual emphasis in Business Economics and Political Science. He has also served on the Investment Committee for the Bower Foundation of Santa Barbara, the Board of Directors for Santa Barbara Middle School for a three-year term, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the LEAP Foundation. Gary is the proud father of three children and lives in Santa Barbara, California.