Dakota Warnken

Investment Specialist

Lenexa, KS

Department: Advisors

Experience: Investment/Wealth Management since 2017

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dakota conducts investment research, designs Modern Wealth Management model portfolios, builds the firm’s open architecture platform, and provides ongoing analysis for Director of Investments Stephen Tuckwood, CFA and Modern Wealth’s advisors. His favorite thing about working at Modern Wealth is the potential to build out curated investment solutions alongside Tuck and the firm’s long-term growth prospects.

Prior to joining the Modern Wealth team in May 2024, Dakota managed assets for private clients and charitable trusts with Commerce Trust in Kansas City and served as a research analyst for Conway Investment Research in St. Louis.

Spending time with family is Dakota’s top priority. Dakota’s family will be growing very soon, as he and his wife are expecting a baby girl. Dakota loves family activities, including dinners with his parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and playing golf with his brother-in-law and nephew.

He enjoys traveling, hiking, rafting, and snorkeling with his wife. Some of Dakota’s other hobbies include cooking, reading history books, wildlife photography, and playing guitar. Dakota is an avid outdoorsman who is passionate about conservation and wildlife. He hopes to travel to every continent except Antarctica. So far, he’s only been to Europe outside of North America.

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