Elias Dau, CRPC

Senior Managing Director
Western Division Leader
(949) 629-3700 EDau@Bridgewaywp.com

Mr. Elias R. Dau started his career in financial services in 1997 as a financial advisor. Having spent over two decades in financial services has allowed him to build his own book of business while also taking on progressive leadership roles. He is most comfortable with a “player coach” leadership style because he has applied most of his leadership concepts into his own practice as a successful financial advisor and is willing to spend time with advisors and their clients or prospects.

Elias started his career in the New York City area and has been an individual producer as well as a team producer. After graduating early from a rigorous training program at Merrill Lynch, he quickly became the leader of the training program. With a “worst to first” mentality, he and his team were able to take their local program to first place in the country and keep it there.

Elias was given additional responsibilities as a producing Sales Manager and then a Resident Director role to run offices in New Jersey. In this capacity, he successfully merged two large offices, during the financial crisis, and helped financial advisors keep their businesses thriving through the toughest economic cycle in their entire careers.

In 2014, Elias moved his family to Southern California to be a Complex Manager for Merrill Lynch. He was able to take advantage of the affluent local market and helped the financial advisors be successful. In this capacity, Elias managed over 200 high performing financial professionals and was able to take his offices to top five in the country.

Elias has since left the wirehouse world to pursue other endeavors in financial services. He has written a book for financial advisors that helps them run their business more efficiently and deliver better service to their clients. The book is entitled, “Emotional Victories, Systematic Failures. The only book every financial needs to read.” He enjoys coaching his seasoned advisors, developing his new advisors and helping them strive to be better and to better serve their clients.

On a personal note, Elias is married to Tracy and they have three children. Tracy and Elias live a busy life where Tracy works in the emergency room at the local hospital. In Tracy’s spare time she volunteers for the parent support group at their children’s school. Elias volunteers as a soccer referee, flag football coach and as a leader in Cub Scouts. They all enjoy spending time outside together biking, snow skiing, fishing, camping and playing at the beach.