Dennis Gallant, President of GDC Research is an industry expert with over 20 years of diverse experience in market research, competitive analysis, tactical and strategic planning, business development, market validation for asset managers, insurance firms, broker-dealers, banks, clearing firms, and custodians, as well as various third party service and technology providers and is highly skilled in conducting in-depth interviews and surveys with key industry executives, experts, and financial advisors across all channels. GDC publishes numerous reports and white papers on various topics such as advisory trends, wealth management, portfolio construction, and financial advisor trends. Mr. Gallant has also written several recent studies on retirement income covering trends of consumers nearing and in retirement including consumer needs and challenges, identifying current industry efforts and advisor practices. Mr. Gallant conducts numerous presentations, speeches and workshops for client and industry conferences and is often quoted in industry trade publications and is a member of the Research Committee for the Retirement Income Industry Association's (RIIA).
Prior to establishing GDC, Mr. Gallant was a Director at Cerulli Associates, Vice President of Marketing Research for Funds Distributor, Inc. and held positions in mutual fund marketing and operations at The Boston Company.
Mr. Gallant is married with three children, is active in his community, serves as Assistant Scout Master for his sons' Boy Scout Troop, and is an avid skier, backpacker, and history buff.