Darren Whissen, MBA
Darren is a co-founder and Executive Vice President of LINK Portfolio Alternatives. He is also the Founder and President of Atomi Financial Group, Inc. (Atomi) and a Principal of Atomi Partners, LLC, Atomi Life and Benefits Insurance Services, LLC, and Aliso Advisors, Inc. He has more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Prior to launching LINK Portfolio Alternatives and Atomi, Darren was Executive Vice President of Marketing for a managing broker/dealer focused on non-traded offerings. He also served as firm’s Endowment Portfolio Manager where he designed and managed both liquid and illiquid investment portfolios.
Darren has also served as the Director of Due Diligence for a private equity investment bank and the Chief Investment Officer at a boutique wealth management firm.
Darren is a regular speaker at alternative investment industry conferences, in which he focuses on helping other financial intermediaries avoid the regulatory landmines inherent in alternative investments.
He earned his B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California and a M.B.A. from the University of California at Irvine. Darren holds several securities licenses, including the Series 7, 24, and 65. Darren's California Insurance License Number is 0E95019.