Diversify Advisor Network Announces Kevin Bendix as Chief Legal Officer

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Kevin Bendix has joined independent wealth management firm Diversify Advisor Network as Chief Legal Officer. According to a press release issued by the firm, Bendix’s responsibilities will go beyond legal and include executing strategic initiatives around advisor growth, M&A and technology. Diversify Advisor Network is a privately held wealth management firm based in Utah, which oversees more than $7 billion in client assets across broker-dealer, RIA and Employee-model platforms.

Kevin Bendix | Diversify Advisor Network

“I joined Diversify for its vision of the future,” Bendix said. “The firm’s founders have a unique perspective on the business, being advisors themselves. They’ve created a boutique firm with multiple affiliation models that give advisors the flexibility, freedom and growth path to succeed in this evolving industry. Diversify’s expansion approach does not simply focus on gathering the most assets, but rather on building a strong, scalable and sustainable enterprise through a selective recruiting process that nurtures a community of like-minded professionals and provides them with a robust platform that helps them meet their clients’ goals. The firm’s mission is extremely attractive to me, as is its commitment to putting client needs first. I look forward to contributing my talents to Diversify’s long-term success.”

Prior to Diversify, Bendix worked as a partner at the international law firm Kirkland & Ellis. While there, he focused on developing large-scale legal defense strategies. Bendix led teams in the United States, Europe and Asia for clients including Intel, Cisco, Lenovo and Samsung. He was a specialist advisor on M&A deals for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Bendix also provided strategic counseling related to a variety of commercial and intellectual property issues.

Bendix will report to Ryan Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, who said, “As we execute our multi-platform strategy and continue to enhance our custom tech stack, Kevin will be a valuable resource. He has worked on complex deals and intellectual property strategies for some of the largest companies in the world. That level of knowledge and experience will be critical as we implement our growth plans.”