Gilda Burket
Gilda Burket, MBA
Client Service Associate

Gilda Burket is a Client Service Associate with Mainsail Wealth Advisors whose goal is to help clients meet their retirement and investment needs. She has 17 years of experience in the financial sector of the cruising industry and has held the positions of Crew Payroll Manager and Shipboard Financial Controller amongst other positions. Gilda also has extensive customer service and administrative experience. Born and raised in Tarlac, Philippines, after college Gilda decided to travel and work abroad to gain knowledge in the hospitality industry. Her love for travel led her to the sea where she ultimately met her husband, James on a cruise ship in 2003. Gilda believes that there are endless possibilities when you travel around the world – meeting unforgettable people, seeing amazing places, learning about diverse cultures and traditions, and living amongst seventy different nationalities onboard.

In early 2013, Gilda transitioned from sea to land with a move to Richmond, her husband James’ hometown. It was there that she gained 8 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry in both brokerage and banking with Wells Fargo & Company before moving to Mainsail Wealth Advisors in 2022. Gilda brings with her a wealth of knowledge, diligence, and excellent customer service.

Gilda and her husband, James, have a daughter, Eva Jameson and a Labrador and hound mix named Bandit. Along with spending time with her family, she enjoys gardening, volunteering at Eva’s school and ensuring Eva has every opportunity for sports and events. Gilda is also an entrepreneur who owns a bookkeeping business and has written a children’s book, Wasteful Sam.

    Education & Accolades
  • DeVry University, MBA
  • St. Paul University of Manila, Philippines, Hotel & Restaurant Management
    Previous Experience
  • Wells Fargo Advisors/Wells Fargo Bank
  • Royal Caribbean International
    Community Involvement
  • Gilda Burket Bookkeeping Services – owner
  • Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • Wasteful Sam – Author
  • Member of St. Joseph’s Church
  • Active Supporter of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Raymond James is not affiliated with the mentioned organizations.