Gui Costin, Founder and CEO

Gui Costin

Founder, CEO

Gui Costin is the Founder and CEO of Dakota. Since its founding in 2006, Dakota has raised over $40 billion dollars for its clients. Gui has one simple mission for Dakota: to be a mentor and foster career growth. He is a leader in sales and marketing, and works to help educate investment firms on the processes and procedures they can implement to scale their business.

Prior to starting his entrepreneurial career, Gui earned his Bachelor of Science in Rhetoric and Communications from the University of Virginia. In 2001, he relocated to Philadelphia, working for a number of firms in the area before founding Dakota in 2006.

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Blogs Written By Gui

How to Leverage Cold Calling in Investment Sales

Cold calling is an intimidating task, especially if you haven’t made any before. As a salesperson, you cannot have the fear of rejection. It’s important to have a goldfish mentality - forget about it...

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The Top RIA Databases and How to Get the Most Out of Them

At Dakota we have been raising capital within the RIA channel since 1997 and have raised over $9 billion. Let’s be clear, the RIA channel is a tough channel to sell into because of its vastness. If...

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May 2023 Public Plan Commitment Summary

The month of May saw: Subdued markets in May led to a small increase in funded status from 74.5% to 74.8% according to Milliman. The biggest observation has been less volatility across fixed income...

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