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Brett Villaume, CMT, CAIA, is Senior Vice President and Director of Investor Relations of Opus Bank, a leading regional commercial bank headquartered in Irvine, California. Additionally, Brett is Adjunct Professor of Technical Analysis at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.
Brett has over 17 years of experience as a sell-side research analyst. From 2004 to 2014, Brett was Vice President and Research Analyst with FIG Partners, a boutique broker-dealer specializing in Bank and Thrift equity investments, where he specialized in fundamental and technical analysis of small- to mid-sized banks in the western region of the US. From 1999 to 2004, Brett was a Research Analyst at Neovest Trading, a trading software development firm and regional broker-dealer, where he authored daily technical analysis commentary and co-managed the firm’s proprietary quantitative stock picking model.
Brett is currently Vice President of the CMT Association and has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. He has previously served as chair of the Atlanta and Northern California chapters of the CMT and is currently co-chair of the Los Angeles chapter. Additionally, Brett is a board member of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco, an IFTA member society. Brett achieved the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation in 2005 and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation in 2012.