Kris was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated from Oakville Sr. High School. Though calling the Dallas area home since 1999, he remains a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. He and his wife Dana currently live in Lewisville, Texas with their sons, Brayden, Nik, and AJ. On weekends, they can be found boating in Cedar Creek Lake or at one of the boys many sporting events.
Kris formed Global Wealth Advisors (GWA) in 2000 to meet independence from “in-house” products for his clients, who are typically seeking advanced solutions to complex financial situations. Whether a client’s goal is wealth preservation, asset protection, retirement income distribution, college education funding, business succession, estate planning or a combination of these, Kris provides cutting-edge strategies.
Prior to GWA he provided retirement income and estate planning at Lincoln Financial Advisors and financial planning at American Express Financial Advisors, where he was awarded the National New Advisor of the Year Award.
Kris is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ (CRPC®) and Certified Exit Planner (CExP™). He has also passed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification exam and is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®). He has FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 securities registrations with Commonwealth Financial Network® and is also a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Dean was raised in San Angelo, Texas, where he graduated from Central High School in 1990. During high school, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. After graduation, he served for four years in the United States Marine Corps where he received an Honorable Discharge in 1994. After his service, Dean graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. In 1999, he was nominated for the Unsung Hero Award in Brazoria County.
Dean and his wife Kristen live in Katy, Texas, and have been married since December 2001. They have five wonderful children: Clinton, Carter, Taylin, Taryn and Teagan. In his free time, Dean enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, long range shooting and traveling.
Dean began his independent and comprehensive financial practice with LPL Financial in 1996 before joining Commonwealth Financial Network® in 2009. He has more than 20 years of professional experience and has taught financial planning and investment classes for many years. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities registrations with Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, as an Investment Adviser Representative. He is also insurance licensed in multiple states.