Dale A. Pope

President of MerCap Securities, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC

Mr. Pope is currently President and CEO of MerCap Advisors, Inc. and MerCap Securities, LLC. Dale is a 30-year veteran in the broker-dealer, RIA and insurance industries and was the President, CEO and founder of three national firms. He took all three of these firms to record sales and recruiting levels.

Dale spent the majority of his career as founder, President and CEO of American Capital Corporation (ACC), an independent national broker-dealer, registered investment advisor (RIA) and insurance agency with over 600 planners in 42 states. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, the firm was a top producer for many nationally recognized mutual fund and insurance companies.

Prior to ACC, Dale was the founder, President and CEO of D.A. Pope & Company, Inc., an independent national broker-dealer headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The firm specialized in employee benefits and retirement planning and boasted such clients as the McDonald’s Corporation franchise system in the state of Florida.

Dale has been a FINRA arbitrator since 1994 and is also a FINRA mediator. Mr. Pope also served on the former NASD District Business Conduct Committee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also qualified as a securities expert witness. He has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry numerous times.

His industry affiliations include:

  • Member– International Association of Financial Planners (IAFP), now the Financial Planning Association (FPA) since 1982. He is a former Director and Vice-President of Membership of the Philadelphia Chapter which was the second largest chapter in the country with approximately 1,300 members.
  • Charter Member – International Association of Registered Financial Consultants.
  • Member – American Society of Financial Services Professionals (formerly the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters). He earned his CLU designation in 1981.
  • Pope has authored numerous industry related articles and lectured extensively to industry groups.