J. Gillette Burns, CFP®, CPWA®
Family Wealth Advisor | Managing Director
Gillette grew up in Houston and graduated from Baylor University in 1984 with a BBA in Accounting and Finance. He subsequently earned his CPA designation and pursued a career in public and private accounting, and later, served as the CFO of a privately-owned manufacturing company in Del Rio, TX. Gillette decided to pursue a lifelong calling when, in 1999, he became a financial advisor.
Gillette gained his CFP® certification in 2001 and his CPWA® certification in 2018, and for the better part of two decades he has dedicated himself to helping people navigate their financial futures. He considers it a privilege to be counted upon as a trusted source of advice by his clients, many of whom he has come to know as dear friends.
Within the community, Gillette serves as chairman of the board for HeartGift Houston, a nonprofit that provides life-saving heart surgery to children from around the world who don't have access to specialized medical treatment. He is also a proud supporter of several art museums and non-profit organizations in Taos, NM, whose work promotes awareness and appreciation of local artists in Taos and Northern New Mexico.
Gillette and his wife, Molly, have three adult children and two English Cream Golden Retrievers. His favorite activities include golf, fishing, and exploring the great outdoors.