Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Dougals Elliman Inc. (NYSE:DOUG)
Richard J. Lampen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Dougals Elliman Inc. (NYSE:: DOUG), a leading residential real estate brokerage company offering a comprehensive suite of technology real estate services and investments Mr. Lampen also serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE: VGR)), a holding company engaged in the tobacco and investment business. From September 2006 until its acquisition in February 2020, Mr. Lampen was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (“Ladenburg”) (NYSE American: LTS), a diversified financial services company, which was acquired by Advisor Group, a portfolio company of Reverence Capital Partners. Mr. Lampen also served as Chairman of Ladenburg from September 2018 until the company was acquired. From October 2008 until October 2019, Mr. Lampen served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Castle Brands Inc. (NYSE: ROX), a spirits company, prior to its acquisition by Pernod Ricard.
Mr. Lampen serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Frost Science Museum in Miami and as a member of the National Board of the American Jewish Committee. Mr. Lampen is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Institute and the past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Ransom Everglades School and is a director and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Miami Children’s Museum.
Prior to joining Vector in 1995, Mr. Lampen was a partner at Steel Hector & Davis, a law firm located in Miami, Florida. Previously, Mr. Lampen was a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Lampen has served as a director of a number of companies, including Sanctuary Wealth, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., Castle Brands Inc., Douglas Elliman Inc., Vector Group Ltd., New Valley Corporation, U.S. Can Corporation, Spec’s Music Inc. and The International Bank of Miami, N.A., as well as a court-appointed independent director of Trump Plaza Funding, Inc.
Mr. Lampen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School.