Brian J.  Cote

Brian J. Cote

Founder, CCO

Brian J. Cote is the Founder of Gramercy Park Wealth Advisors (GPWA). He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Kari and two children.  Brian earned his Masters of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from Fordham University.  

With over 28 years of investment related experience, Brian helps clients reach personal financial goals everyday.  GPWA is unique in that the firm is not tied to products or services from a single company or family of companies. This is the basis Brian founded GPWA on - giving the clients real choices!  Whether he is helping a client with retirement goals or a small business owner secure an SBA Loan, Brian puts the utmost care into his interactions. 

Brian started his career at the Chase Manhattan Private Bank (today J.P. Morgan Chase). Over six years, he rose up the ranks within the Private Client Group and was one of the youngest Senior Portfolio Managers, overseeing a small team of PM’s managing approximately $700mm in Assets Under Management (AUM). 

Brian headed to Nashville, TN for a better quality of life. He accepted a position within SunTrust’s Investment Management Division, overseeing $4B in AUM. 

Brian grew up running on the shore in Hampton, N.H where his parents and three siblings still live.  He was taught a strong work ethic at an early age, working weekends with his father at his Land Surveying & Development Company.  Those early experiences provided him a disciplined foundation to build a business, as well as saving & investing.  

Brian still begins his morning with a run before the sun comes up.  He enjoys spending time with his family and participating as a coach for his daughter’s soccer team. He lives life by the three “F’s”, Faith– Family–My Firm!  

If you ever have confidential questions about your plan or about specific financial solutions, contact him. He will set up a time to meet and review your needs along with addressing any questions you may have.