Doug Richards, JD®, MBA, CFP®, CLU®
Sr. Advanced Markets Consultant
Doug began his career in the financial services industry in 1984 as Vice President of Sales Support for Programmed Insurance Marketing (PIM) in Laguna Hills, California. Later, as CEO of PIM, he merged the company with Protective Financial Services of Houston, Texas to form 3 Mark Financial, where he served as COO. Doug also served as President of Programmed Life Insurance Company. Most recently, he came to LPL from Elite Marketing Group of Houston where he spent time as its Advanced Case Design Specialist. Upon joining LPL Financial in 2017, Doug became a Senior Advanced Markets Consultant, working with LPL financial professionals to provide them with comprehensive insurance sales support. Now, as a member of LPL’s Advanced Planning Group, he helps LPL financial professionals navigate the more complex waters of estate planning, business succession planning and advanced insurance planning for their high net worth clients.
Doug received a bachelor’s degree with pre-med emphasis from Brigham Young University and Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Utah. He is a member of the California Bar Association, though he is not actively practicing. He holds a producer’s insurance license in South Carolina and FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses. He also holds Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations from the American College of Financial Services and, most recently, the Certified Financial Planner designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
In his free time, Doug enjoys spending time with his wife Donnette and their family, either in person or via FaceTime. They have five children and fourteen grandchildren. Doug is also an active member of his church, currently serving in the bishopric of the Fort Mill 1st Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.