Mr. J.P. Dahdah – CEO, Vantage
After graduating from The University of Arizona where he earned dual degrees in Finance and Marketing, Mr. J.P. Dahdah began his professional career in 1997 as a financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors, Inc., a Fortune 100 company.
In 1999, he founded Dahdah Global Wealth Management, LLC, a comprehensive wealth management company which specialized in working with business owners. Throughout his career, Mr. Dahdah has been a featured speaker at various financial workshops throughout the United States, focusing on wealth accumulation, retirement planning, and estate conservation.
In June 2004, Mr. Dahdah founded his second company, Entrust Arizona, LLC, an affiliate of The Entrust Group. Entrust Arizona provided self-directed retirement plan administration and custodial services to individuals and small business owners who desired to include non-traditional assets, such as real estate, as part of their tax-deferred and tax-free portfolios.
Mr. Dahdah earned the Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP) designation by The Institute of Certified Bankers in 2007, and in 2009, he began hosting a weekly “Wealth Wednesdays” radio show on Arizona’s premiere financial news station, KFNN 1510AM. In that same year, the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) presented Entrust Arizona with “Arizona’s Companies to Watch” Award, an honor celebrating second-stage entrepreneurs. Experiencing an annualized revenue growth of 28%, Entrust Arizona’s client base grew to over 6,500 clients and $600M in retirement assets in less than seven years. A testament to the Company’s size, strength, and growth, Entrust Arizona re-branded and changed its business name to Vantage Retirement Plans, LLC, on January 3rd, 2012.
Mr. Dahdah is actively involved in the Arizona community as a collaborator, partner and sponsor of various philanthropic organizations. In 2008, he founded and is the current Executive Director of Advance Guatemala, a 501(C)(3) organization which provides aid to impoverished Guatemalans in the areas of Health Care, Education, Housing and Entrepreneurship.
In 2007, he was selected as one of The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s “40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40” Award recipients and was recently named their “2011 Entrepreneur of the Year.”
Mr. Dahdah is proud to be an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), a global organization for successful entrepreneurs. He also enjoys activity serving on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR).
He has previously served as the Treasurer for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Young Leaders Group, was a Distribution Committee Member of the Arizona Community Foundation, and held a seat on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Dahdah has been happily married since 2008 to his wife Erin and is the proud father of his daughter, Liliana Sofia and son, Juan Pablo II. For leisure activities, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his friends and family, watching Phoenix Suns and University of Arizona basketball games, and staying active by exercising regularly.