Brian L. VandenBrink, CIMA®

"Hands down, my favorite part of my work is the deep sense of building lasting relationships, being known by them, and seeing evidence that our guidance has enhanced their lives in a multitude of meaningful ways."

With CapTrust Since


College / Degrees

Cornerstone University – B.S. Business Management & Leadership

Professional Certifications & Equipping

Certified Investment Management Analyst® Professional

Certified Private Wealth Advisor® Candidate

Advanced Investment Strategist Certificate administered by Investments & Wealth Institute™


CapTrust Financial Advisors, Advisor / Managing Partner, 2002 – Current

The Bank of Holland, Business Development Manager, 1999 – 2002

First Michigan Bank (FMB), Investment Advisor and Banking Office Manager, 1994 – 1999


Holland, Michigan


I’ve been happily married to my high school sweetheart, Tamara, for over 23 years. Together, we have two boys and two girls, ages 11 to 19. Plus, our golden retriever, who is going strong on 14 years.

Hobbies and Relaxation

In my downtime, you can find me keeping active. Golf, tennis, snowshoeing and playing in the yard with my kids, if I can keep up!


  • Where I’ve Been:
    • The Rocky Mountains
    • Sedona, Arizona
    • Turks & Caicos
  • On the List:
    • Glacier National Park

Community Service

  • Active Partner of Engedi Church
  • Former Board Member of:
    • Zeeland Christian School
    • Holland Rescue Mission
    • Poetice International
    • Holland Christian Endowment Committee
  • West Coast Leadership Graduate
  • Member of the Grand Rapids Economic Club
  • Active mentor to young adults

My Money Mind®

  • Protection
  • Commitment
  • Happiness

What got you interested in this field?

In short, a combination of relationship and industry factors. An interest in finance and investment markets, paired with a deep desire to build relationships with others, gave me an opportunity to help people become the best versions of themselves and achieve their life calling.

Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks “CIMA,” and “Certified Investment Management Analyst.” Use of CIMA, and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst signifies that the user has successfully completed The Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for certification.

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