Don Garman, CFP®, CIMA®, AIF®
Financial Advisor, Founder & CIO of Mirador Capital Partners
San Francisco Bay Area
Don Garman, CFP®, CIMA®, AIF® is a Financial Advisor with over 30 years of experience investing in public and private companies. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and lives and works in Pleasanton, CA.
  • Garman is a regional expert on the California region known as the Tri-Valley, which is home to over a dozen publicly traded companies and $2B+ in venture capital over the last 3 years. 
  • He is passionate about his client’s businesses and has advised on many sales at the $MM level.
  • Don has children in college, aging parents, and his own business—all of which contributes to his knowledge of investor’s needs.
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BIO:  Don Garman CFP®, CIMA®
Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Don Garman is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mirador Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Tri-Valley Ventures.

A seasoned investor in both public and private companies for over 30 years, Don leads Mirador’s Investment Committee and oversees each of the firm’s proprietary investment strategies. In addition, he is responsible for all investments in the Financial Services, Financial Technology, and Insurance Sectors for Tri-Valley Ventures.

He has earned the prestigious designations of Certified Financial Planner® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®.
Prior to founding Mirador, Don served his clients at two of the nation’s largest advisory firms.

He is very active in the Tri-Valley area and supports many community organizations, including The First Tee of the Tri-Valley, The George Archer Foundation, and the Livermore Valley Wine Growers Foundation. He also serves as President of the Tri-Valley Cal (UC-Berkeley) Alumni Club. Don lives in Pleasanton with his wife Mindy and has two children, Emma (Georgetown University) and Scott (high school sophomore). He is an avid drummer, golfer, and snowboarder.

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