Dicran has been involved in professional financial consulting for over 28 years. After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, he earned his MBA at the University of Virginia. Commercial lending at NBD Bank introduced him to the world of entrepreneurs – individuals and professionals that work every day to balance personal needs with the demands of owning a business or managing a profession. Watching his father, an MD with his own medical practice, strive to achieve this same balance gave him an early appreciation of the vital need for a trusted financial advisor on a business and a personal level.
Dicran is considered a technician in the financial services industry, applying the creative use of financial products and services to help individuals and corporations meet a diverse array of needs. With eight years at a pension consulting firm, and now 30 years of corporate benefit consulting experience, he is uniquely qualified to integrate strategies to the financial issues facing individuals and small businesses. His capability has been recognized by many of the area's top professionals in the legal and accounting community.
Over the years, he has earned the designations of Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Professional Plan Consultant (PPC®). He has been a member of the Financial Planning Association for over 20 years, and is a member of the Financial & Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit and Chairman’s Club of LPL Financial (top 6% of LPL Financial advisors nationwide based on prior year end production). Dicran recently served as President of the Birmingham Athletic Club and continues to be involved on special project committees.
Dicran and his wife Aralynn are active in Detroit’s Armenian community, and live in Bloomfield Hills. They have two daughters, Allison and Lisa. Allison completed her MBA (2010) from the Ross Graduate School of Business at the University of Michigan and lives in Chicago with her husband David. Allison enjoys an independent consulting career with a focus on education reform. Lisa received her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School, 2012, and is a Partner with McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago. She lives with her husband Connor about two blocks from her sister. Dicran enjoys live theater, music and squash.