Corporate Snapshot

The Investment Center, Inc. is an independent Broker-Dealer founded in 1986, with the purpose of providing back-office support services, investment tools, technology, and a broad selection of non-proprietary products to a national network of nearly 300 independent financial advisors in offices across the nation.

Headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, The Investment Center, Inc. is registered to conduct securities business in all 50 states, and is a member of both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

The Investment Center at a Glance

We are the Broker-Dealer with:

  • Service and support that meets the unique demands of your business
  • Leadership that listens and responds to your ideas
  • Personalized service from people you know
  • A knowledgeable and experienced back-office staff
  • A wide variety of product offerings
  • Resources to help you grow your practice
  • Flexible technology geared to your way of thinking
  • A competitive payout structure


Bedminster, NJ


Ralph DeVito

Financial Advisors


Investment Advisor Representatives



All 50 States

Clearing Firm

Pershing LLC

Assets Under Management (AUM)

$12.8 Billion

Top 10 Average Rep Production

$1.4 Million

Top 100 Average Rep Production


Advisor Product Allocation Mix (Firm-Wide)

The Investment Center is focused on helping our representatives succeed in the rapidly changing marketplace by offering the highest quality service and product selection.


President & CEO

Ralph DeVito

Joined 1986

As President and CEO of The Investment Center, Inc., Ralph DeVito drives the strategic direction of the firm. Since 1986, Ralph has set the bar on delivering outstanding customer service and support to advisors. Also, he has created a culture that resonates with the executive and management team, employees and advisors. The average executive has been with The Investment Center for over 15 years. He has shaped a working environment that is dedicated to advisors success.


"Our principal goal is to provide you with everything you need to put your clients first and manage your business well, because our success starts with yours."

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Bruno

Joined 1991

As Chief Operating Officer, Mike Bruno oversees the daily support and workflow for all operational functions. This role includes all brokerage operations, direct business operations, imaging and document services, cashiering, and trading. In addition, Mike also oversees The Investment Center's clearing relationship with Pershing LLC.


"Service is everything. Without top-notch service, we are just another Broker-Dealer. Our dedication to superior services has helped our advisors build more efficient and successful independent practices."

Chief Compliance Officer

Doug Wright

Joined 2001

As Chief Compliance Officer, Doug Wright is responsible for providing strategic direction to the compliance department and overseeing the development, implementation, communication, and review of all compliance processes, policies, procedures, and technology designed to meet the requirements of various regulatory authorities.

"The Investment Center makes managing an independent practice much more efficient and streamlined so that more time is available for business development and for clients."

Chief Marketing Officer

Marc Lefurge

Joined 2015

As Chief Marketing Officer, Marc Lefurge is responsible for the overall marketing strategy for The Investment Center. His role includes overseeing all the advertising, corporate communications, corporate branding, and corporate event planning.


"The Marketing Department’s mission is to assist every financial advisor grow their business the way they envision it. With the advisors input, we have created a world class coaching and mentoring program that has proven results."