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Fiduciary

We provide the highest level of care and accountability. Everything we do must be in your best interest.

Complete Transparency

No magic tricks or distractions. Everything we do is transparent. Log into our online system to see your accounts any time, from any device, no matter where you may be.

Experienced

We have been serving client needs for over 30 years which means we probably have experience in situations like yours.

Local & Available

We are not a large institution. We are your neighbors who happen to offer financial expertise. When you call, we answer. We you need someone, we are here.

Different People. Unique Needs

Some people need help accumulating and growing wealth. Others need assistance with the responsibilities wealth creates. No matter your money issues, we will help you find the solutions which best fit

Retire Confident

Retirement is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but we have helped people retire comfortably and confidently for over 30 years. We can help you too.

Get Comfortable

We provide a safe and relaxed environment where you can be comfortable with your money.

You are not your neighbor

There is no magic formula that works for everyone. We have the knowledge, experience and tools to help you plan and achieve your goals.

It is a journey,
not a destination

No matter what your stage of life and career, we can help you. As you change and grow, we adjust so your plan continues to fit your needs.

The media provides exposure, not advice

In this age of information overload, there are an over-whelming number of financial opinions. We help you focus on your specific financial goals by using our experience and knowledge as a filter to cut through the constant noise and chatter.

Independence brings freedom

Our “product” is our guidance and advice, not specific investments. We are neutral and transparent when selecting the solutions necessary to implement your plan.

Simplicity

It is our job to explain your money in simple and straight-forward terms, not to impress you with jargon and investment “speak”. You can never ask too many questions. 

Putting it all together

All the parts of your life are connected. Getting to know you goes beyond your finances. We want to know your values, hopes, and dreams so your success is not purely financial. A life measured only in dollars can never be rich. 

Wealth is not determined by money

Wealth is determined by love, happiness, and relationships. The number of dollars in your account does not make you more or less than anyone else.

It takes two to tango

We provide the know-how; you provide direction and guidance. 

Investing, not trading

It is not flashy, but the long term outlook has stood the test of time. We seek to capitalize on this trend through patience and discipline rather than guessing when to zig and when to zag.

Meet the Team


All the parts of your life are connected which is why we want to know more about you than your finances. We want to know your values, hopes, and dreams. Maybe you want to know a little about us too. Here are the people who, together, make the magic happen at DV Financial.  

 

Art Dinkin, CFP®

Husband, Dad, Swim Official. Pilot

Art Dinkin, CFP®
Owner & Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner
adinkin@dvfin.com

In 1989 Art started his career in financial services as an agent for Mutual of Omaha in Shelton, Connecticut. He quickly climbed the corporate ladder and during his ten year tenure he served as a District Manager, an Advanced Markets Consultant, and General Manager Unassigned in the company’s home office in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1999 he accepted a transfer to Des Moines and shortly thereafter decided to change career tracks from management to building his own practice. After leaving Mutual of Omaha, Art associated with New York Life and later Central Financial Group before launching DV Financial in 2009. Art is an experienced speaker and teacher. After several years of teaching industry courses to professionals for career enhancement and continuing education, he was offered a part time faculty position teaching business courses for Des Moines Area Community College where taught Introduction to Investments, Personal Finance, Introduction to Management, Small Business Management, and Introduction to Business for 10 years.

Art holds a full complement of insurance licenses and securities registrations. He earned his Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation in 1992, Charter Life Underwriter (CLU) in 1994, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) in 1999, and Certified Financial Planner TM in 2002. He is a past president of the Des Moines Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and was awarded the Gene Hilton award for outstanding service to the organization in 2007.

Art and his wife, Christina, live in Clive with their son and two daughters. Before the kids took up competitive swimming, Art used to be a pilot for the Des Moines Skydivers and enjoyed long distance running. Now he is often found at swim meets where he is an active swimming official or enthusiastically cheering for his kids.

Patrick Owens

Husband, Dad, Reformed Banker, Chiefs Fan, Comic Book Nerd

Patrick Owens
Financial Advisor
powens@dvfin.com

Patrick entered the financial services industry in 2010 as a personal banker for Wells Fargo. During his 10-year tenure there he earned his Series 6a, 63b, and 65c along with his insurance license. He was one of only three Senior Business Banking Specialists in the State of Iowa his last 3 years with the bank. Patrick attributes his client-oriented perspective to the combination of his time in banking paired with years of previous experience in the Restaurant and Retail industries.

In August of 2020 Patrick joined DV Financial as a Financial Advisor to use his experience and knowledge helping clients become aware of the options they have when it comes to their wallet. He believes each person has a story to tell, and he spends the time to find out what is important to every client to help them reach their goals.

Patrick and his wife Shantelle live in West Des Moines with their 3 children and dog. Patrick enjoys being a part of the kids' school by volunteering as a Watch DOG at their elementary school. He likes to cook and enjoys being outside with his family playing in their backyard or riding bikes on the local trails.

aSeries 6 - Investment Company & Variable Contracts Representative
bSeries 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law
cSeries 65 - Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam

LeKisha Franklin

Resident Fashion Expert, Mother, Focus Manager

LeKisha Franklin
Office and Operations Coordinator
lfranklin@dvfin.com

LeKisha came to DV Financial in March of 2019 to provide administrative support.  After spending time in similar roles with different companies, she was ready for a new start.  “Working for DV Financial is very rewarding.  My role has many challenges and it allows me to expand my knowledge of the industry.”

“At DV Financial, we are passionate in our work, committed to our clients, and will not compromise in our standard of excellence.  I am proud to be a part of such a fine organization.”

LeKisha and her husband live in Ankeny with their daughter, cat and dog.  She volunteers her time as a Girl Scout Leader and in her daughter’s classroom as a Homeroom Parent.  In the limited spare time that she has, she likes to cook, and spend time with family and friends.

Paisley

Friendly, Cuddly, Cute, Quiet Beagle

Paisley
Chief Beagle Officer
She is a dog. She really can't respond!

Paisley joined the DV Financial team in December 2018 as a young pup without any industry experience. During her furry tenure, she has developed a unique role in the operation.

For example, she provides primary notification whenever someone new comes to the office. First to arrive, she makes sure everything is in order and nothing smells rotten. She likes to attend client meetings in the hopes of someone tossing her a bone or providing a few pats on the head or scratches to her belly or behind the ears.

We do have concerns about her future development within the organization as she often falls asleep during client meetings and has been known to snore or make noises as she dreams of running and chasing wildlife.

Despite her misgivings, she does make people smile and brings joy (and a little shedding) to all who visit. Don't worry too much about the shedding. We are happy to provide a lint brush so you leave DV Financial cleaner than you arrived.