Talia Pierluissi CFP®, MBA
Director in Wealth Management, Partner

Talia Pierluissi, CFP®, MBA, Director in Wealth Management at Aspiriant in Silicon Valley

What do you enjoy most about wealth management?

Helping clients gain control of their finances.

What’s the biggest challenge?

Avoiding bias and emotion – staying focused on what’s most important for long-term financial success.

What quality of yours makes you best suited to what you do?

Curiosity. To work with clients, you have to get to know them and understand what’s important to them.

How should people think about their wealth?

As a tool to express their personal values.

What do you love to do outside of work?

Hike, bike, travel with family.

What was the most influential book you’ve read and why?

Anna Karenina — for the insights into human behavior

What personal accomplishments are you most proud of?

Volunteering my financial services to the broader community. I feel really good about bringing financial planning to people who would not normally have access to a wealth advisor.

Career highlights

  • Becoming a Principal at Stanford Investment Group
  • Co-founded SearchFox, a tech company later acquired by Yahoo
  • Director of Corporate development at Stanford University, School of Engineering

Education and accreditations

  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Chicago
  • MBA, UCLA, Anderson School of Management
  • CFP®

As Talia moved from philanthropy to tech startup to Aspiriant, her career and professional activities always included helping people realize their goals. Her passion for philanthropy and expertise in equity compensation and liquidity event planning empowers clients to make financial decisions that are both strategic and personally meaningful.

Serving as a Director of Wealth Management, Talia provides customized financial planning and wealth building strategies for clients and their families. She brings experience in philanthropic planning from her years in development at the School of Engineering at Stanford University. She later co-founded SearchFox (acquired by Yahoo) and joined Stanford Investment Group in 2005. Talia came to Aspiriant as part of the 2017 merger with SIG.

She earned her Master of Business Administration from Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her B.A. is from the University of Chicago. She is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®).

Talia also provides wealth management services to her community. She is co-chair of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund Professional Advisors Network. And she volunteers for the Financial Planning Association Pro Bono Program and IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

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