Darren began his financial career in 1997. He is dedicated to assisting individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals and objectives, by providing comprehensive and highly personalized retirement, estate and business strategies. His philosophy is based on cultivating healthy client relationships and educating clients on the benefits of planning to meet their unique needs.
Previous to joining South Coast Wealth Management, Darren was a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, Principal Financial Group, Tax & Financial Group and Select Planning Group.
Darren was a professional basketball player. He played 5 years in the National Basketball Association (N.B.A.) and 8 years in Europe.
Darren is involved with Project Access, which assists low-income families in affordable housing to achieve self-sufficiency through access to onsite services in education, health and social services.
He is also an advocate and volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.
In 1983, Darren earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While at UCLA, he played in the NCAA Championship game in March of 1980 versus Louisville University.
Darren has Series 7, 66 and 3 securities registrations. He is also licensed for Life & Health, Disability and Long Term Care insurance.
Darren currently resides in Irvine, California with his wife Olivia. Darren has 2 children – Austin Daye, who currently plays professional basketball for Pesaro in Italy, and Alyssa Daye, who graduated Cum Laude from Arizona State University and is attending graduate school at the University of Maryland.