Ayako Sawanobori

Palo Alto, CA

Ayako Sawanobori joined Financial Architects Partners in June 2008 as an Account Manager in the Client Service Department. Her expertise in complex portfolio management and superior relationship-building skills quickly advanced her to Manager of the department. In January 2011, Ayako left her role as Manager and relocated to California to join Jeff Ostrum in our Palo Alto office. In her role as Director, she is responsible for managing all aspects of the California business including advisor relationships, case management, marketing strategies, and acting as liaison to the teams in Boston.

Prior to joining Financial Architects Partners, Ayako worked at Sun Life Financial in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts in the Customer Solutions unit of the Individual Life Insurance division.

Ayako is a volunteer and committee member for Girls On the Run of the Bay Area, a non-profit educational running program, that provides a safe and healthy environment where girls are taught lessons that encourage emotional, social, psychological, and physical development.

You may not know that Ayako was born in Tokyo and is fluent in Japanese.


Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Tufts University


260 Sheridan Avenue
Suite 401
Palo Alto, CA 94306