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Windus Fernandez Brinkkord

Senior Vice President of Investments

Gary Sussman

Wealth Advisor/ Investments Advisor Representative

12526 High Bluff Dr
Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92130

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Windus Fernandez Brinkkord

Windus Fernandez Brinkkord

Vice President of Investments

Windus Fernandez Brinkkord - Senior Vice President of Investments

Windus Fernandez Brinkkord graduated from the University of San Diego in December 2002 with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Peace and Justice Conflict Resolution of the Asian Region. She started her career in the financial services industry with Trilogy Financial Services (Trilogy) in March of 2003. She holds the following industry licenses: FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, 65, and California insurance license. She is an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) with National Planning Corporation and also has the professional designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF).

Windus is committed to helping her clients attain the wealth they need to reach their desired goals. She provides people with guidance to stay focused and the support required to persevere when they are least likely to do so independently. She actively helps clients to create a financial plan that is specific to their situation, which may including managing funds in models that she has personally tailored. There is no such thing as one size fits all. She also utilizes some of the industry’s tools to better assist clients in creating their vision and providing them with the appropriate vehicles for their long term plans.

Windus’ dedication to her clients’ financial health has garnered her consistent recognition within Trilogy. Her performance has landed her in the “Baker’s Dozen” [1] for 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. The Baker’s Dozen is Trilogy’s most elite group of top advisors. In 2015 she was also awarded the “40 Under 40 Award” by SDMetro.

Outside of Trilogy, Windus’ philanthropic pursuits include being a member of Connected Women of Influence, Hera Hub, and Corporate Alliance. She is currently an advisory board member for Wounded Warrior Homes. Wounded Warrior Homes strives to provide transitional housing for soldiers that have been affected by Traumatic Brain Injuries (

Windus is a third generation Californian and a second generation San Diegan. She was raised in the community of Ocean Beach, to which she contributes her love of the open water. Today she still loves to surf and enjoys snorkeling and hiking. She is a supporter of the California State Parks System, a Formula One racing fan and loves to travel to exotic places with her husband, Kurt.

Windus and Kurt were married in Fiji in 2004 and have since been to Peru to hike Machu Picchu and explored the Galapagos, as well as every country in Central America. They reside in Solana Beach, California with their two precious children, Bradley and Eloise, and their much loved dogs, Akio and Koji, two Shiba Inu dogs they rescued.

Windus’ husband, Kurt, is a kidney cancer survivor (diagnosed in 2007). As a result, Kurt and Windus feel very strongly about supporting research to find a cure for cancer. Windus walked the “3 Day Breast Cancer” walk in November of 2006 and is a member of Imerman Angels. Imerman Angels is a non-profit group that works to pair cancer fighters with survivors and their families for support in persevering through their diagnosis (

Following Kurt’s cancer, the couple adopted their son, Bradley, in December of 2010, and then his little sister, Eloise, in December of 2011. At just 11 months apart, they are amazing children that bring nothing but joy to Kurt and Windus!

[1] Award is based on being one on the top 13 producers in Trilogy Financial Services