Senior Vice President
Richard (Rick) Davidman’s skills at investing were evident as far back as his mid-teen years when he was crowned stock-picking champion at Bronx High School of Science. He has continued to hone those investing skills throughout his 30-plus year career.
His first career after graduating from Wesleyan University in 1984 was as a financial advisor. Since that time, he has developed a niche as an investment specialist and market strategist who helps clients maximize their wealth in all market environments.
Prior to joining Element Financial Group in 2013 as senior vice president, Rick was a branch manager for LPL Financial and, before that, investment specialist for New England Financial’s New York office. He also served as president of Downtown Financial Network from 1995–2011, leading a team of professionals dedicated to helping clients grow and protect their assets.
Investments have not been the only passion that Rick has cultivated over the years. As owner of DFN Gallery, Rick represented the work of established contemporary artists and became recognized as a valuable resource in the creative community. His galleries in SoHo, TriBeCa, Chelsea, and on the Upper East Side were highly respected by artists, critics, and collectors.
Rick’s immersion in the art world has led to his unique understanding of the financial complexities of those in creative fields. Many of his clients are artists, designers, art consultants, dealers, and architects whom he helps to achieve their long-term financial goals.
Rick lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side and has two sons, Skyler and Reece. He is a competitive tennis player and golfer.