Ryan O. Smith, CRCP®
Co-Founder & President
Ryan O. Smith is co-founder and President of Diversify and has been involved in the financial services industry since 2001. In addition, Mr. Smith co-founded DFPG Investments, Inc. (DFPG), a FINRA member broker-dealer and SEC registered investment advisor for which he serves as President and Chief Compliance Office.
Mr. Smith was honored with Investment News’ 2014 Forty Under 40, which recognizes the nation’s top investment and financial professionals under the age of 40. In addition, Mr. Smith was featured in Utah Business Magazine as a recipient of the Utah Top Forty Under 40 Award, which recognizes the top executives in the state of Utah who have had a significant impact in Utah’s economy. He is an active member of the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA), a national trade association providing direction to over 20,000 professionals who offer and manage alternative investments.
In 2014, Mr. Smith was one of only three recipients in the country to receive a scholarship into the FINRA Institute at Wharton’s prestigious Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) program. This program provides in-depth training in compliance, legal and regulatory theory, and application.
Mr. Smith has a BS in Economics from the University of Utah as well as a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) ® designation from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He and his wife have two children and currently reside in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
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Licenses and Registrations:
Series 7 General Securities Representative
Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law
Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law
Series 24 General Securities Principal
Series 99 Operations Professional
Life, Accident & Health, Disability, Property & Casualty, Variable Contracts