Meet the President

Meet the President and CEO of Pacific Coin Exchange!

Many years ago, in the month of October, in the year…we’ll leave the year out of this…let’s just say it was a good year, in a small hospital near Fort Worth, Texas a handsome child was brought into this world by a wonderful couple, born into a great family. That handsome child (Brian, paid me more to say handsome) was Brian Whitfield.

As the years progressed Brian developed into a Southern gentleman raised in the hills and mountains of western North Carolina. The small town life was nice, interesting and full of adventures; however, Brian could not handle the small town bindings.

Ten days after Brian graduated from high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and off he went to the infamous Paris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot.  Two days after Brian graduated from Paris Island he married his beautiful high school sweetheart. This year they celebrate 20 years married!

The Marine Corps decided that Brian should be as far away from my his childhood home as possible, so the USMC issued Brian orders to the opposite side of this great nation.  Brian packed everything he owned in one duffel bag (with plenty of room to spare) armed with $250 Brian set off driving from the east coast to the west coast bound for Camp Pendleton, in San Diego, California.

During his time in the USMC Brian served in the Persian Gulf, after which he was honorably discharged as a rated disabled Gulf War Veteran. Experiencing many adventures in the USMC, serving time overseas, seeing numerous countries around the world only fueled Brian’s passions to help others find opportunities and to help others succeed.

After being honorably discharged Brian continued his education as a full time student and a full time part time worker.

While finishing his bachelor’s degree Brian worked three part time jobs at the same time for years. Brian worked the morning shift at a local gas station as a gas station attendant, at night, four nights a week, Brian was a bartender for two different establishments and during the day Brian tried his hand as a website designer and salesman. Keep in mind this was the late 1990’s and early 2000’s websites were a tough sale. Brian didn’t do all that well selling websites, truth be told he was pretty horrible at it, the failures he experienced motivated him. This is the time Brian started looking in to day trading stocks and studying the markets – Brian was way better at the markets than selling websites or working a the gas station, he’s still a good bartender.

One of Brian’s passions is education. Over the years Brian has earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with an emphasis on business management.

Together with his experiences as a leader and trainer in the USMC, it wasn’t hard for Brian to find an opportunity to teach others once he had completed his degrees. Brian was hired on at a local college to teach website design back in 2000 and Brian has been an associate professor of computers and business ever since, teaching at the college level for over 16 years now.

Brian has always had a passion for education, business, precious metals, and helping others.

Giving back to the community is another one of Brian’s passions. Brian has created a couple of charities over the years and is currently the Executive Director of a charity he helped create called The LifeAfter Project.  The LifeAfter Project is a charity that help spread awareness and education regarding suicide prevention, substance abuse and domestic abuse and violence.

Before Brian had earned his first degree, he and his wife both worked seven days a week to help pay their way though life and college. Fortunately both Brian and his wife worked at the same restaurant at night a few nights a week, so they did get to see each other in the passing of drinks and entrees. To this very day Brian and his wife still work seven days a week, only now they work together building their businesses and helping others do the same.

Another habit that Brian kept from his college years is that in his spare time, where ever he may be Brian is researching studying and/or reading something new.  Brian graduated with both his degrees earning a 4.0 GPA.  It took seven years of adventures in college and part time work to complete his degrees, it was after he graduated that Brian says the true educational experienced began. While working six and seven days a week Brian had to learn how to make the best of his “spare” time, studying and researching as much as he could when he could, a habit and discipline he maintains to this day at Pacific Coin Exchange, studying the markets and strategies every day so to better educate his clients.

“Loving what you do in this life is paramount. I love what I do each and every day, each day is a challenge and a blessing!  Every day I wake up I can not wait to get started on the new day’s adventures, those aren’t just simple words, it’s a fact.  I am an educator and forever a student and a diurnal learner, I love nothing better than helping others succeed! My employees, my students, the listeners to my new radio show, the readers of my blogs, clients at Pacific Coin Exchange,  my goal in life is to help as many as I can accomplish their goals whether they are educational, professional, personal, or financial goals I can help and I love that!  I have been doing all of this now for nearly 20 years and I have loved and I continue to love everything about my career.” says Brian.  “Being happy in this life is important to me; doing what you love and what makes you happy for the short amount of time we have in this life is vital.  I know it may sound cliché but it’s so very true that your life is what you make of it and your attitude toward what this life throws at you is key.  Only you, no one else, can determine your level of happiness and success in this life.   I firmly believe that my goal in this life is to do only those things that make me happy, helping others makes my very, very happy. I’ve decided that I’ll keep doing that.”

You can contact Brian via email at, by calling 1-877-917-5266 and/or by stopping by Pacific Coin Exchange located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, suite 212 in Carlsbad, California.


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