Al Otto is the Co-Founder and CEO of Veriphy Analytics℠, a 35-year veteran of the financial services industry and has spent the majority of his career as an independent RIA. As a serial entrepreneur, he has built four financial service companies. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the financial industry and is a federally recognized expert on 401(k) fiduciary matters.
Doug Field is the Chief Growth Officer of Veriphy Analytics℠ and is a highly-seasoned business growth executive who has spent 35 years growing businesses and communities serving the Employee Benefit / Retirement Plan market. “We have known Doug for years and have seen first-hand the innovative work he has done in the market” said Al Otto, Veriphy Analytics CEO/Co-Founder. “He is an energetic and transformative thought leader who will no doubt make a huge and immediate impact on the Plan Sponsor and Investment Advisor Community as we change the game for retirement plan committees.
Tim and Steph O’Connor are the founders of DangChicks. In 2009, Stephanie O’Connor walked into the room that her husband was in and declared that she wanted to start a women’s apparel company. As Tim recalls, the conversation went something like this:
Tim: OK. What do you want to call the company?
Steph: I don’t know.
Tim: How about “Dang Chicks”?
Steph: That’s stupid.
Tim: (walks out, rejected)
The next morning the conversation resumed.
Steph: Why “Dang Chicks?”
Tim: What do you want your customers to hear when they walk into a room wearing your products?
Steph: “Dang, Chick!”
Steph: I’m a genius.
Since then, tens of thousands of women across the globe have found their inner Dang Chick and decided to wear their heart on their sleeves…and head, neck, and home or wherever they want to tell the world what they are all about. Their customers want to have fun, be encouraged, and also reminded that they are beautiful and worthy of pursuit.
In 2016, Kara Hoekwater joined the dang party as a partner and together, Steph and Kara are the dynamic duo behind the Dang Chicks brand.