Brian G. JenkinsBrian G. Jenkins, AIF®
Managing Director
Wealth Partner

"I developed a passion for understanding how entrepreneurs built their businesses and the unique challenges they faced."

Awards and Industry Recognition

Forbes

Top Wealth Management Teams Best-In-State
2024 • 2023
Top Wealth Advisors Best-In State
2023 • 2022 • 2020 • 2019

Forbes

America's Top Wealth Management Teams
2023

About Brian

Brian Jenkins is a Managing Director and Wealth Partner at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management.

Brian delivers financial advisory services to business owners, helping them create significant wealth and liquidity through ESOPs and other succession planning strategies. As a veteran advisor, he expands client relationships to serve their families by creating scenarios that address their investment, retirement and estate planning goals.

Brian is passionate about assisting entrepreneurs whose businesses began with a "kitchen table idea." He complements his efforts by marshaling a talented team of professionals to address each transaction, including business evaluation consultants, attorneys and lending specialists. He also taps J.P. Morgan's vast array of credit resources to structure wealth plans that help enhance his clients' entire financial situation.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Brian began working at Nortel Networks, introducing new technologies to business owners. The company's purchase of nine publicly traded companies prompted his move to mergers and acquisitions, where he developed an appreciation for how entrepreneurs build their businesses. Brian joined the ESOP team at Paine Webber (now UBS), leading him to partner with Michael Podkulski, and then moved as a team to J.P. Morgan in 2011.

A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, Brian earned a B.S. in Economics. He also completed an exchange-student program at the University of London and obtained an M.B.A. in Marketing at St. Mary's College of California.

Brian spent much of his childhood living with his family in Europe, where his father was an executive for an American corporation. He and his wife, Tamara, reside in Atlanta with their daughter, a student at James Madison University, and son, who is attending Auburn University. Committed to exploring the world and making it a better place, Brian and his family have traveled throughout Europe, Africa, and South America. In his free time, he actively participates in several local charitable organizations.

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