Emil Nazaretyan, an investment manager with broad experience both domestically and in China, has joined the Board of Directors for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.
Over a career spanning more than 14 years, Mr. Nazaretyan has worked in portfolio management, trading, research, and investment management at firms in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. He currently serves as a portfolio manager at Mission Wealth in Santa Barbara. Named to Pacific Coast Business Times’ “Top 40 Under 40” list for 2022, he previously worked as an associate trader at Mercer Advisors, held banking and accounting positions at Wells Fargo and Conference Direct, respectively, and co-founded the startup Green Logic Asset Management, among other positions. While earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance at the University of California, Riverside, Mr. Nazaretyan spent a semester studying business and economics at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and later worked for international wealth management firm Austen Morris Associates in that city. His volunteer efforts have included Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Armenia Fund, and humanitarian projects in Pedro Escobedo, Mexico.
“Emil is sincerely enthusiastic about helping us serve students and families in our community, and his youthful energy will undoubtedly benefit our Board. We are excited to welcome him,” said Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded more than $140 million to some 60,000 county students since its founding in 1962. A nonprofit organization, the Scholarship Foundation also provides free financial aid advising services. For additional information, visit www.sbscholarship.org.