Alternative Investments, Broker Dealer, Mike Bendix, Ryan Smith, Dave Laga

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – June 19, 2015 – DFPG Investments, Inc. (DFPG:, a national, independent broker-dealer announced Friday that seasoned industry executive, Robert S. Holcomb, has joined the firm as a registered representative.

DFPG, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is an award-winning independent broker-dealer that, in addition to providing traditional investment solutions and services to hybrid RIA practices, specializes in investment real estate and alternative investments.

“We’re pleased to be adding Bob Holcomb to our firm as a registered rep,” says Mike Bendix, DFPG’s CEO. “Bob is a well-respected and recognized leader in our industry. His years of experience as a BD executive certainly gives him the perspective to assess the value a firm offers its advisors.” In addition to serving as DFPG’s CEO, Bendix is currently President-elect of the national Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA, formerly known as REISA).

Bob Holcomb has decades of notable industry experience, which includes several executive level positions. Holcomb began his career in the financial services industry through leading many large cap IPOs. He later assumed an executive position at Thomson Financial, a respected financial services leader.

Prior to joining DFPG, Holcomb was President of First Allied Wealth Management, a division of San Diego-based broker-dealer First Allied Securities, Inc., where he worked alongside nearly a thousand financial advisors. Prior to that, Holcomb founded Greenbook Financial Services in 2004, which was later acquired by First Allied in 2006.

Holcomb says his recent acquisition of a San Diego RIA led him to DFPG. “In my experience, affiliating with the right broker-dealer is critical to an advisory practice’s success.” He says that DFPG’s specialization in real estate and other alternative investments, in addition to its robust traditional investment platform, was a significant factor in his decision to purchase the RIA.

“Over the years, it has become obvious that being competitive is largely based on finding a powerful niche and focusing your efforts. DFPG has a track record of doing exactly that. They’ve proven that they can accommodate various advisory business models, including my RIA, along with creating value in compelling areas of our industry,” says Holcomb.

DFPG Investments, Inc. is a national, full-service, independent broker-dealer that specializes in working with registered representatives offering investment real estate and alternative investments. More information about DFPG, including media inquiries, can be directed to Nick Hansen (

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