Christopher Girbes-Pierce


Enlightened Wealth Management


Christopher Girbes-Pierce


Enlightened Wealth Management


As a fiduciary financial planner, you can rest assured that I am always working in your best interest. - Christopher Girbes-Pierce, CFP®

Christopher Girbes-Pierce is a Santa Monica, CA financial advisor and investment manager. Enlightened Wealth Management specializes in financial planning, investment management, and retirement planning to help clients work towards their financial goals at all stages of life. Christopher Girbes-Pierce is a fiduciary financial planner.


Personal: I was born and raised in San Diego, CA and I’m the oldest of five kids. I’ve always loved sports and although I no longer spend the majority of my time on the baseball and football fields, I still stay very active. I love to surf up and down the coast of Southern California, and travel as much as possible. My wife Alexis and I definitely love the California lifestyle. We eat healthy (usually), love sports and meditate. We always take advantage of the perfect SoCal weather by being outside as much as possible. Life is good!

Professional: I earned a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Spanish from Principia College in Elsah, IL. Prior to establishing Enlightened Wealth Management, I was the Chief Operations Officer and Portfolio Advisor for MoneyZen Wealth Management, an investment advisory firm that served high net worth clients from coast to coast. At MoneyZen, I managed the day-to-day operations of the firm including portfolio management, compliance and client service. Before joining the MoneyZen team, I executed the day-to-day portfolio management of over $220 million in assets at Buckingham Asset Management in St. Louis, MO.

Christopher Girbes-Pierce's fiduciary obligation is governed by:

  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • XY Planning Network

Hi, I’m Christopher Girbes-Pierce, CFP  and I’m the Founder of Enlightened Wealth Management. I help people reach their fullest potential through mindful financial planning and investing. My clients value their time and understand the value of hiring a trusted advisor so that they can focus on their own families and ambitions.

You’ve come to the right place if your financial life feels unorganized and at times you feel overwhelmed by the endless number of decisions that come along with financial success. You just want an advisor you can trust, a financial plan and investment portfolio you understand, and an accountability partner who will be there to guide you every step of the way.

The problem is that most of the financial services industry is designed to make money managers and financial advisors rich, not clients. Several of the largest, most well known financial services companies are sales driven, commission oriented organizations. You’ve got to wonder, are they recommending what’s best for you, or what’s best for them?

Not only that, but unless you’ve had someone go out of their way to guide you, you’re likely navigating your financial life alone during a time when you’re making several financial decisions that will impact you and your family for decades to come.

Learn Why Fiduciary Matters When Choosing a Financial Advisor:


  • Financial Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Business Planning
  • Estate Services
  • Education Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Young Families
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
  • Medical Professionals
  • Military
  • Sudden Money Situations

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • No-Cost Initial Consultation
  • Hourly Fee
  • Monthly Retainer
  • % of Assets Under Management

Professional Designations & Affiliations

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