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David Dermenjian is president of Mesirow Financial’s Retirement Advisory Services group and chair of the RAS Investment Committee. In this role, David oversees the investment, operational and client management processes, in addition to working directly with select clients. He also chairs the Investment Advisory Strategy Committee, where he provides overall strategic direction and leads the collaboration of business leaders from RAS, Wealth Advisors and Investment Strategies to develop and strengthen the overall product and service offerings for all our Investment Advisory businesses. David joined Mesirow Financial in 2002, and has over 19 years of financial services experience, including as a trader of options and futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He is a past associate board member of both the Susan F. Lasky Cancer Foundation and Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. Currently, he is dedicating his time and resources to several local organizations focused on youth mentorship programs. David earned a BS from the Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation and is a registered player financial advisor with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). Specialties: - Series 24 General Securities Principal - Extensive experience working with private equity firms and other merger/acquisition related retirement plan issues to identify any potential liabilities and coordinate the plan transition or implementation