About Us

Due Diligence Works, Inc. (DDW):

DDW is an independent firm focused on Product Research. We help Broker-Dealers, RIAs, and Wealth Firms provide research and documentation on their product shelf supporting both home office obligations and Financial Professionals. Regulations and client-centric strategies have made our services not only a best practice, but a must in the industry.

DDW researches thousands of products and recommends the best ones for your firm, Financial Professionals, and clients. Our clients tell us, It just makes sense and Why would you want to do this alone?

Over 120 years of industry knowledge, over 80 years of due diligence experience and growing

This is what we do. Due Diligence is hard to do as a part time job, it’s a mind set, needs focus, you need to find out what you don’t know.

When a regulator walks in and asks for your file and records, now it's one phone call away. You don’t have to worry about training new hires, attrition, and rehires (this is how knowledge gets lost).

An independent firm is not beholden to product providers or internal affiliates, you keep the relationship, let the due diligence firm do the leg work and sometimes be the bad guy

There are economies of scale that can be gained in the industry. 100% of due diligence internal costs are driven by number of products not the size of your sales force. We can bring higher quality at a better cost.

Meet Our Founders



Michael C. Freeman

President and Co-Founder

Michael C. Freeman is the President and Co-Founder of Due Diligence Works, Inc. He started the firm to take his years of experience in the Bank Channel, Wire House, RIA, and Platform Providers to create a better way.

"Regulatory scrutiny is at an all time high and increasing. There is so much inefficiency and redundant work being done in the industry to comply with the new rules...

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Jack M. Cramer


Jack M. Cramer has been consulting with banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, and mutual fund companies since 1997.

His primary focus has been developing training, marketing, and coaching programs that increase sales by maximizing the efforts and talents of front-line Brokers, their Sales Managers, and the Executive Management Team...


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Press Releases

Kevin Hughes

January 2nd, 2024 - Joins Due Diligence Works, Inc. as Chief Growth Officer

Teague Purcell

April 6th, 2020 - Joins Due Diligence Works, Inc. as a Senior Product Analyst

Mark "Chooch" Jewell

March 28th, 2019 - Joins Due Diligence Works, Inc. as a Senior Product Analyst

Registered Investment Advisor

June 11th, 2018 - Due Diligence Works, Inc. becomes a Registered Investment Advisor

New Client Portal

February 26th, 2018 - Due Diligence Works, Inc. releases a new client portal and a new way to look at product (by client need)

Nest Egg hired DDW

February 8th, 2018 - Nest Egg hired Due Diligence Works to provide Due Diligence on their Fee Based Annuity Platform

Kate Meissner

August 14th, 2018 - Due Diligence Works, Inc. is proud to announce that Kate Meissner has joined the firm.

Docupace Technologies and Due Diligence Works

January 25th, 2018 - Docupace Technologies and Due Diligence Works, Inc. announce a strategic alliance to reduce compliance risk for BDs and RIAs.

CapitalRock and Due Diligence Works

July 25th, 2017 - CapitalRock and Due Diligence Works are proud to announce a strategic alliance.

Mike Trebon

March 17th, 2017 - Due Diligence Works, Inc. is proud to announce that Mike Trebon has joined the firm.

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