Chief Compliance Officer
"What happens behind the scenes is critical to a good client experience. I came to Legacy
Financial Group 17 years ago thinking I could help the team get started by applying my
combined engineering degree and MBA. I never left. I find great satisfaction from doing the back office work that has to be done in a busy retirement planning office."
Don Tanaka is responsible for State & Federal Regulatory compliance. He develops and manages back office operations, including computer and Internet systems, security of client data, accounting, payroll, business plans and business operations.
Don holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of
Business Administration from USC. He holds the Series 6,7,24,53,63, 65 and 66 securities registrations.
Don and Melanie have two young adult daughters. He enjoys golfing, hiking and running. He has hiked and backpacked on the John Muir Trail (2018), Grand Canyon Rim to Rim
(2019), 1OO Mile Wilderness (2019), and Sequoia Kings Canyon (2020). He has also hiked to the
top of Mt Fuji in Japan (2015) and along the Kalalau Trail in Kauai, Hawaii (2016). Don is also a
runner and has run 10 marathons including Boston, and in 2022 ran a 50k Ultramarathon trail run.