President & CEO, Gerber Kawasaki
Ross is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management. Ross oversees Gerber Kawasaki’s corporate and investment management operations as well as serves individual clients. Ross has become one of the most followed investors on social and traditional media. His investment ideas and advice have made him a regular in business news and he is often featured on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, Financial Times, LA Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, Los Angeles Business Journal and is also a contributing writer for Forbes.com. He has been ranked as one of the most influential investment advisors and Fintech innovators in America, and recently one of the most influential wealth managers in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal.
Ross received his BA in Communications from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania, concentrating in Business Law at the Wharton School of Business class of 1993. He also received a second concentration in Classical Music Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Grove School of Music.
Upon graduating college, Ross returned to Los Angeles and joined an independent investment firm affiliated with SunAmerica Securities. By 1997, he was managing a branch of 15 advisors in Woodland Hills, CA. In 1998, Ross received the Archon and Million Dollar Branch Award. At age 27, he was the youngest million-dollar branch manager in SunAmerica’s history. He was promoted to Vice– President and COO in March of 1999 and began overseeing 15 branches and over 200 advisors for SunAmerica securities.
Ross and the Gerber Kawasaki team currently oversees $921 million of investments. He is also an expert in online marketing and social media as well as co-developer of the company’s app for iOS. In 8 years, since founding, Gerber Kawasaki has grown to 29 employees and from $50 mil to $921 mil of AUM as of 10/21/2019.
Ross currently resides in Brentwood Park, CA with his family. He is a former President and current Executive Board Member of the charitable organization The Guardians of the Jewish Home. He continues to play music and performs in his free time with his band, The Danger Band.