Founder and CEO, United Capital
Joe Duran is Chief Executive Officer and founding partner of United Capital, the nation’s first and largest financial life management company. A proven entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author and sought-after industry speaker, Joe previously built Centurion Capital, which he sold to General Electric Financial in 2001 and served as President.
United Capital currently manages more than $17 billion in client assets and advises on $7 billion in plan assets. The firm has nearly 80 locations and over 550 employees. The company has financial backing from Bessemer Venture Partners, Sageview Capital and Grail Partners.
Joe is a renowned industry visionary with featured columns in both InvestmentNews and Time Inc.’s Money.com. He is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg and PBS and appears regularly in both traditional and online media.
Joe was a recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2015 and the Schwab Pacesetter Impact award. His most recent book, The Money Code: Improve Your Entire Financial Life Right Now, achieved best seller status on both The New York Times and USA Today lists. Joe has an undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University and MBA degrees from both UC Berkeley and Columbia University. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997.
Most importantly, Joe is lucky to have a wonderful family that inspires him every day. Joe, his wife Jen, and their daughters Charlotte, Juliette and Samantha live in Newport Coast, CA.