Derrick Girard, CFP®AIF®NSSA®

My name is Derrick Girard and I am the CEO of ionlake, LLC. and the owner of DMG Financial Group. I’ve spent over 13 years in the financial services industry and it’s that experience that laid the groundwork for what ionlake, LLC has become today. We have such a forward thinking, client focused approach to our work at ionlake, LLC that I often wonder why more companies can’t be like this.

I grew up an Army Brat and spent 6 years in the Air Force Reserves being activated in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Throughout my life I’ve been provided the opportunity to see and experience many things and it’s those experiences that have shaped the way I approach life and business. I am married to my High School Sweetheart, Alyssa Girard and we have 2 great, and often challenging children. Nolan is 8 and Olivia is 5 (but don’t tell her, she thinks she’s 15).

I have 2 simple mottos that I live my life by:

1. Never in life will you encounter a problem where the solution is an excuse

2. There are 3 things you need in life to be successful and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you:

  • Integrity
  • Work Ethic
  • Perseverance