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J.P. Dahdah, CEO

J.P. DahahJ.P. Dahdah began his professional career in 1997 as a financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors, Inc., a Fortune 100 company. He graduated from The University of Arizona, where he earned dual degrees in Finance and Marketing. In 1999 he founded Dahdah Global Wealth Management, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm which specialized in working with business owners.

Upon learning that alternative investments were permissible within Self-Directed IRAs, he felt a huge disconnect with the misinformation being perpetuated by Wall Street companies. In an effort to be part of the solution instead of the problem, he founded Vantage in 2004.

J.P. Dahdah is the CEO of Vantage Self-Directed Retirement Plans, which currently administers over $1 billion in retirement assets. Vantage is the nation’s premiere Self-Directed retirement plan administration and alternative custody company serving investors who seek to diversify their retirement savings directly into alternative investments, such as, real estate, private equity, limited partnerships and private notes. Throughout his 20 year financial career, Mr. Dahdah has received a multitude of awards and recognitions, which include being awarded the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and being honored by the Phoenix Business Journal and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with the “Forty Under 40 Award” for being one of the Arizona’s most influential leaders in the community.

As a recognized thought leader in the retirement industry, J.P. is continually asked to be a featured speaker at financial conferences nationwide and has been quoted in national publications including InvestmentNews, NuWire Investor and The Wall Street Journal.

J.P. is the former President and proud member of the Arizona Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and is actively involved philanthropically in the community via many charitable organizations, including his own, Advance Guatemala, which is a 501(c)(3) he founded in 2008 to serve Guatemalans in need of aid.

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.