Jim Brauer, CIMA®, CFP®

Director, Consulting
Jim Brauer, CIMA®, CFP®

Jim Brauer, CIMA®, CFP®

Director, Consulting

Jim Brauer joined Syntrinsic as Director, Consulting in May 2020. In this role, he serves on Syntrinsic’s Investment Committee and leads the firm’s Investor Relations efforts. He also works closely with Syntrinsic’s clients, which include community and private foundations, public charities and other philanthropic entities and families, providing investment advice and strategic guidance to support their missions.

Jim joined Syntrinsic after almost 20 years at TIAA in Denver where he most recently served as Director of Endowment and Philanthropic Services. Previous experience includes sales, sales leadership and relationship management roles within wealth management and consumer banking.

His expertise in investment management and philanthropic services, coupled with his heartfelt engagement in the community and commitment to educating and empowering clients, attracted him to join the Syntrinsic team.

Active in the Denver community, Jim serves as a mentor and mentor ambassador with City Year Denver, is a regular volunteer at his church’s food pantry, recently served on Mile High United Way’s finance/investment committee, and is an alumni of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Leadership Program.

Originally from Arkansas, Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Harding University and moved to Colorado shortly after graduation. He has earned many industry licenses over the years, including his FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66, as well as his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) certifications.

He loves to spend time with his wife, Gretchen, and their three children exploring Colorado and traveling elsewhere. Jim enjoys being outside and active as much as possible, playing basketball and volleyball, hiking, camping, snowboarding and attending live music events.

“I am passionate about empowering others to discover and reach their potential through access to education, fitness and nutrition.”

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