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Brett Lawrence


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Mr. Lawrence joined Rancho Mission Viejo in 2019 as SVP – Investments.  He is responsible for managing all functions related to the portfolio of cash equivalent, financial, and real estate assets owned by Rancho Mission Viejo and affiliated persons and entities.

Prior to joining RMV, he was with WCM Investment Management in Laguna Beach, CA, where he was a Client Portfolio Manager and non-voting participant in the Investment Strategy Groups for the global, fundamental growth equity strategies. His investment career started with Carpenter & Company in Irvine, CA, most recently as EVP and Chief Operating Officer, and as Principal for the Carpenter Community BancFund, a private equity fund focused on the banking industry. Prior to his investment career, Brett served six years on active duty as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy.

Mr. Lawrence has previously served on the boards of Bank of Manhattan and Plaza Bank, as well as the boards of their respective holding companies.

Mr. Lawrence is a Southern California native and resident of San Clemente, CA.  He earned his B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.