Lauren Richards

Lauren Richards

Senior Vice President – Investment Products


Lauren has over eight years of experience in the financial services industry. In her role, she is responsible for conducting due diligence on alternative investments offered by DAI Securities. Lauren began her career at an Atlanta based broker dealer where she gained valuable experience in various positions, primarily focusing on the firm’s alternative investment platform and due diligence processes. Prior to joining DAI, Lauren was an investment research analyst at a managing broker dealer where she led the product evaluation and approval process for real estate investment offerings distributed by the firm.

Lauren is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. She is a CFA® charterholder and member of the CFA Society Atlanta. Lauren currently holds her Series 7 license and was an inaugural member of the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) Rising Leaders Council from 2020-2022.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her fiancé, Mitch, and their dog, Cali.