Board of Directors

Richard J. Lampen

Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lampen has 30 years of experience in the financial services and legal fields. He has served since 2006 as our president and chief executive officer and has been instrumental in guiding our evolution into a leader in the independent broker dealer and advisory space.

Mr. Lampen also serves as executive vice president of Vector Group Ltd., a holding company that is engaged through subsidiaries in the real estate, tobacco and investment businesses, and as president and chief executive officer of Castle Brands Inc., a developer and marketer of premium branded spirits. In addition to being one of our directors, he is also a director of Castle Brands Inc. and Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC. Mr. Lampen also currently serves as past chair of the board of directors of the Financial Services Institute.

Previously, Mr. Lampen was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers Inc. where he was a managing director in the Leveraged Finance Group, and a partner and co-chairman of the Corporate Department at the Steel Hector & Davis law firm.