Monrovia Firm Announces Slate of New Hires

TPBC focuses on generational and geographical wealth transfer. – Courtesy photo
TPBC focuses on generational and geographical wealth transfer. – Courtesy photo

The Pacific Bridge Companies fills three new positions in key segments

The Pacific Bridge Companies (TPBC) recently announced a slate of new hires in key segments of its business structure. Monrovia-based TPBC is a global financial services network which focuses on generational and geographical wealth transfer within the Pacific Rim and beyond. The three new hires are the result of increased demand within TPBC’s network and track to the firm’s projected growth and expansion.

“Our people are our main asset,” says TPBC CEO and Founder Stephen Kagawa. “Our business model is based upon providing the best possible service to our network of financial services professionals—our OhanaNet—and these recent additions to the team enable us to do just that while meeting the increasing demand from within our market segment.”

The new hires include:

Christopher Hwang will be leading R&D efforts for Pacific Bridge Wealth Resources, Inc.  Hwang, who is currently completing a doctorate in behavioral economics and political science at Claremont Graduate University, has a bachelor’s in economics (with an emphasis on East Asia studies) from University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s in international trade and finance from Yonsei Graduate University in Seoul, South Korea. He comes to TPBC from Nanneo, Inc., where he still is chief operating officer.

Phillip Lopez will be filling the role of consultant training and development for Pacific Bridge Insurance Services, Inc. Lopez, who has a bachelor’s in engineering from Cal Poly, Pomona, is a recognized business and civic leader, a past commissioner for the City of Monrovia, and has extensive expertise in quality assurance.

Isabel Nguyen will be developing the operations and marketing plan for TPBC Agency Platform, creating direct access to financial advisors in the OhanaNet. Nguyen has a bachelor’s in cognitive science from University of California, San Diego and comes to TPBC from Foresters Financial where she worked as a financial services representative, administrative principal and recruiter.

“The skills and the knowledge that Christopher, Phillip, and Isabel bring to TPBC are critical to our growth strategy,” says Douglas Goto, TPBC COO.  “As we bring a wider array of products to market, servicing an ever-expanding financial services sector within the Pacific Rim—in fact, the world—our ability to provide competitive new products directly to the advisors with absolute quality assurance and security is what sets TPBC apart from anyone else currently active in our market.”


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