DBS Names Leah Mahoney Director of Operations and Announces Other Organizational Changes
Diversified Brokerage Services (DBS) is pleased to announce that Leah Mahoney has been named Director of Operations, effective July 1, 2020. This is part of several organizational changes that will establish an integrated and consistent approach to its business functions and will ultimately strengthen how it serves its customers. Leah’s new title reflects the more expanded role she is taking on for the firm, which will include overseeing the New Business, Support and Services, Licensing and Commissions departments.
“We’re excited about the direction we’re taking our organization,” explained Tori Van Dusen-Roos, Chief Operations Officer. “Because of the way our firm was growing, we had planned to make some organizational changes, but it is because of Leah’s incredible talent that we’ve been able to so quickly bring our vision to fruition. Leah has very easily assimilated into the culture of the firm and has already brought about significant change during her short tenure here. We are excited to see where this new alignment is going to take DBS and our customers in the future.”
Leah joined DBS in November of last year and her strong ability in leading change became apparent almost immediately after joining the agency. She successfully led the reorganization of the New Business teams to a regional model, selected new supervisors for each of the three regions, and led leadership training for all the Supervisors and Leads for the new structure.
As Chip Van Dusen, Chief Executive Officer, points out, “In the short time Leah has been with DBS, she has made her mark on the organization. We have been impressed with her decisive nature and strong ability to get things done. We have no doubt she will be a major element of our success as she leads her team to great heights as we continue to evolve alongside the changing nature of the industry.”
As part of this organizational change, Alaina Winson recently accepted the position of Operations Project Manager. She will continue her role as Support and Services Manager but will begin reporting to Leah as Director of Operations. Also effective July 1, Jessica Schultz has been promoted to Supervisor for the Licensing and Commissions department and will also report directly to Leah.
“The investment DBS is making in top talent shows our continued commitment to being a leader in the industry to support our advisors,” said Kurt Fasen, Sales & Marketing Executive.
The DBS Executive Leadership Team consists of George “Chip” Van Dusen, President – CEO; Victoria “Tori” Van Dusen-Roos, Chief Operations Officer; and Kurt Fasen, LLIF, LUTCF, Sales & Marketing Executive.