About Us

1st Discount Brokerage (1DB) was founded by William “Chip” Corley in 1995. After a decade at wirehouses, he left to build a firm that could offer clients a better investing experience. Chip felt that innovative approaches backed by enabling technology, and above all, a genuine passion for the business and well-being of its customers, should be the driving factors behind a community-based brokerage firm.

Fueled by that entrepreneurial spirit, 1DB has since grown from a single office to an Independent Broker/Dealer with multiple retail community-based offices, more than 5,000 clients, and $900 million in managed assets, while our partnership with Apex Clearing Corporation has enhanced our offerings.

It has been more than two decades since our founding, but our initial philosophy still guides our business today.

1st Discount Brokerage has grown substantially since those early days; our dedication to investment performance and customer satisfaction remains the guiding principle that is shared by all. The 1DB ideal fosters a culture that encourages and supports client achievement. We practice a policy of shared respect within our organization; each participant’s opinion is valued and considered. Our clients are recognized as the core of our success—and treated accordingly.

While the face of the investment community is rapidly changing, our team is well positioned to adapt and thrive.

It is important for you to know that at 1DB the client always comes first. We invite you to join 1DB as your local community premier investment brokerage and wealth management family.