Steve Ethridge
Guardian Investment Management, LLC

Tel: (415) 765-0428
1120 Mar West St.
Suite D
Tiburon, CA 94920

Long term investing, Long term trust

Guardian Investment Management, LLC | Financial Advisor in Tiburon ,CA

About Guardian Investment Management, LLC

As a Fiduciary, we offer independent and unbiased investment management. Our primary focus is on preservation of capital and protection from inflation.
Our business consists of managing security accounts, each of which uses as custodian, a bank, or broker selected by the client. We hold a limited power of attorney that authorizes us to buy or sell securities. Although we do not consult with clients prior to individual security purchases and sales, occasional consultations are held to discuss general matters such as how the account managed by Guardian Investments relates to the client's other assets and requirements. Some clients impose restrictions on investment in certain securities or types of securities. Client portfolios are invested in stocks, taxable and tax-exempt bonds, and short-term instruments such as Treasury bills and money market funds. On occasion, we may invest in mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds and other similar co-mingled investment products for smaller accounts managed as a courtesy for existing clients. A separate account is maintained for each client.

General Information

Firm Start Year:   1976
No.of Employees:   2-4
Insurance License#:   N/A
Name of Broker/Dealer:   Schwab Institutional
Name of Custodial Firm:   Schwab Institutional
States Licensed in:   CA
Number of Years with Current Firm:   5

Qualifications & Memberships

Financial Organization Memberships:   CFA Institute

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   106
Firm's Number of Planning Clients:   0
Firm's Number of Managed Clients:   106
Assets Managed by Firm:   $267,000,000
Assets Managed by Advisor:   $50,000,000

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   I am a Fee-Only financial professional
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets
Fee % Based on Assets:   0.75 to 1

Board Positions

Organization:  Business Advisory Board  University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Position :  Member/Past Chairman
Duration :  2007-Currently holding

Organization:  Fraternal Care Trust  Franciscan Friars of California
Position :  Trustee
Duration :  2008-Currently holding


BPA - Public Admin/ Naval Science  Univ. of Mississippi - Oxford, MS
1977- 1981

MBA  Univ. of Colorado - Denver, CO
1986- 1989

Steve Ethridge

Steve Ethridge

Stephen A. Ethridge  Steve  Prior to joining Guardian, Steve was a principal at the San Francisco-based Registered Investment Adviser Stewart and Patten Co., LLC for two decades. During his tenure at Stewart and Patten assets under management at the Firm rose from $265 million to $725 million. Before that he spent time at BTR Capital Management, Bank of California and helped to found Spare, Kaplan, Bischel and Associates (now SKBA Capital Management). He is a long time member of the CFA Society of San Francisco and the CFA Institute. He served 24 years as a U.S. Navy Supply Corps Officer  7 on active duty and 17 as a Selective Reservist. He retired in 2005 as a highly decorated Captain. He helped to found and served as the initial CFO of Military Advantage which was eventually sold to Monster, Inc. He is a current member and past Chairman of the Business Advisory Board and a Director of the Rebel Venture Capital Fund at the University Of Mississippi School Of Business. He also serves as a Trustee of the Fraternal Care Trust for the Franciscan Friars in California. Steve is a Senior Portfolio Manager and is Guardians Chief Compliance Officer.

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My Services

Financial Advice & Consulting

We are primarily an asset management firm, but we routinely provide complementary financial advice to clients on a variety of topics.

Financial Planning for Individuals

We are not pure planners, but often help clients with scenario planning for major life events.

Financial Planning for Businesses

We are not pure planners, but our team has extensive experience in the management of organizations of all sizes and are more than willing to offer business clients thoughts and advice as needed.

Office Hours

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wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Communities Served

Alameda Alamo
Albany Benicia
Berkeley Bolinas
Brisbane Burlingame
Castro Valley Concord
Crockett Daly City
El Cerrito El Sobrante
Emeryville Fairfax
Forest Knolls Greenbrae
Hercules Inverness
Lafayette Lagunitas
Larkspur Martinez
Mill Valley Millbrae
Montara Moraga
Moss Beach Napa
Nicasio Novato
Oakland Orinda
Pacifica Petaluma
Pinole Pleasant Hill
Point Reyes Station Port Costa
Richmond Rodeo
San Anselmo San Bruno
San Francisco San Geronimo
San Leandro San Lorenzo
San Pablo San Quentin
San Rafael Sonoma
South San Francisco Stinson Beach
Vallejo Walnut Creek
Woodacre Belvedere Tiburon

Awards & Recognitions

Legion of Merit

The Legion of Merit (LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The decoration is issued to members of the seven uniformed services of the United States[5] as well as to military and political figures of foreign governments.… more