About

Your Outsourced Compliance & Administrative Team

Hamilton Grant is the result of a conversation between the managing partner of an independent investment bank and Founder/Director Don Bizub. The investment banker was tired of dealing with securities-related compliance and administrative issues. Let our team ease your frustrations.  

Your Compliance Team

Our team complements your firm’s team. We apply decades of experience in the securities industry to manage compliance and administration, so your team can focus on generating revenue and building your brand.

Ken Dunn, CEO

Ken manages the overall strategy for Hamilton Grant, focusing on expanding the firm’s platform of services for the benefit of its clients. He applies over 35 years of experience with broker-dealers, including the roles of Chief Compliance Officer for a large broker-dealer and the President of a securities industry consulting firm.

Rob Creaser

Rob Creaser, CCO

Rob leads Hamilton Grant’s overall compliance program, assisting the firm’s investment banking partners with compliance/regulatory guidance and operational best practices. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services and regulatory compliance fields, and previously served as Chief Compliance Officer for multiple small and mid-sized broker-dealers. Beyond compliance and regulatory matters, Rob’s entrepreneurial spirit and experience benefits Hamilton Grant’s investment banking partners as well as the firm’s business development team.  

David Collett, VP & CFO

David manages all of the financial aspects of running an M&A Advisory investment bank, including client billings and the closing of financial transactions. He has over 25 years of experience in financial management for broker-dealers.

Kevin Hull, VP Investment Banking

Kevin advises M&A practices with respect to new and existing engagements. He reviews all proposed transactions and assists in identifying opportunities for Hamilton Grant to improve efficiencies for clients. Kevin is an experienced broker-dealer lawyer and has over 30 years of securities industry experience as a firm executive, compliance officer, attorney and regulator.

Marti Wiedmann, Practice Review and Support

Marti performs compliance and operations functions for M&A practices. She works closely with clients during office inspections and is a resource regarding Hamilton Grant’s firm policies. Marti has over 30 years of securities industry experience. She ran the branch review program of a large financial services firm and served in several compliance capacities.

John Morris, Chairman of the Board

John applies decades of experience in investment banking, venture capital investing, financial management and public accounting to help guide Hamilton Grant’s strategies. He currently advises CEOs and entrepreneurs on business growth strategies and served as Master Chair for a Vistage International CEO peer advisory group. John was a partner with GKM Ventures, an expansion-stage venture capital firm, and is Chairman Emeritus of Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investor organization in the nation. John has served on the boards of public and private companies, and currently is a Director for several private companies in addition to Hamilton Grant.

Don Bizub, Founder & Director

Don founded Hamilton Grant to simplify the complex and time-consuming compliance and operational functions required of M&A practices. He is the President of Western International Securities (WIS), a financial solutions platform and advisory firm for the wealth management industry. WIS makes the diverse investment solutions offered by the largest financial institutions available to independent wealth managers for the benefit of their clients. Don is past-President of the Securities Industry Management Association of Southern California and served as a Director for the National Association of Independent Brokers.

Mary Lee-Wlodek, Marketing Advisor

Mary is President of Proactive Marketing, Inc.  She provides strategic advice to Hamilton Grant in the areas of branding and marketing, leveraging over 20 years of experience as a marketing advisor to independent investment banks, private equity firms, specialty finance companies and other professional services firms. Mary works closely with Hamilton Grant’s management team, applying her expertise in brand awareness, promotion, communications and business development strategies.  Mary began her career in investment banking and commercial lending before founding her consulting business in 2002.

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Pasadena, CA 91101


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