Vanessa Appears in the

Top 100 People in Finance Magazine

Vanessa Y. Burnett, CFP® is managing director of Wealth Management with Penniall & Associates, Inc., which is headquartered in Pasadena, California, with offices in South Bay and Newport Beach. The firm was founded over fifty years ago and is currently owned by former professional baseball player, David Penniall, who started out in the industry to assist professional athletes with their financial needs.  Today, with over $400 million in assets under management, the company provides financial planning, portfolio management, and employee benefit services and more to individuals and business owners.

Before joining Penniall in 2008, Vanessa worked for Mercer Consulting, a global human resources firm, where she focused on human capital and rewards, specializing in executive remuneration and broad based compensation consulting.


Currently managing over $160 million in assets, Vanessa was recently offered partner at Penniall, a proud accomplishment, and is responsible for business development, networking and the management of her wonderful clients.


Impassioned by her work, Vanessa’s client relationships are particularly rewarding.  She is especially interested in assisting working families, small business owners and working mothers, as she is a mom of two young children herself. 


Outside of the office, Vanessa is a member of the Financial Planning Association of San Gabriel Valley, and served as the organization’s marketing chair for National Financial Planning Day in 2018.


Apart from the demands of her professional life, Vanessa is committed to causes and organizations which benefit her community. She is actively involved with Elizabeth House, a group that houses homeless and pregnant mothers and their children, having prepared meals for residents and offering her time and assistance for baby showers, fundraising events and more.

As a student, Vanessa graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in business administration from the University of Southern California, and completed the Certified Financial Planner™ certificate program at the University of California in Los Angeles, before obtaining the CFP® designation in 2011.


Vanessa’s pride and joy are her kids, whom she shares with her husband, Ryan. The family shares a love of singing, often doing so together.


Contact:  |   123 S. Marengo Ave., Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91101  |  818.400.5626  |

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