Our Team

Jon McGraw

President and Chief Investment Manager

Jon McGraw, President and Chief Investment ManagerJon serves his clients and community through his role as the President of Buttonwood Financial Group LLC and Buttonwood Art Space.

Jon continues his involvement and support for Kansas City through a variety of charitable efforts and volunteer work.

In their free time, Jon and Wendy can be found on the trail with their horses, hosting a Buttonwood Art Space exhibit or enjoying dinner and jazz at one of KC’s great venues.

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Vince Pastorino

Lead Advisor

Vincent Pastorino, Senior Vice PresidentVince serves his clients as Senior Advisor with Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC, a full service Wealth Management company with over $350 million in investment assets under direct management.

Our vision at Buttonwood is to demonstrate a depth of knowledge, open accessibility, logic-based decision making, and trustworthiness to our clients with unwavering commitment to the complete financial health of each person and family for whom we work.

Vince, his wife, Jessica, and their sons, Nico and Mateo, live in Parkville and enjoy community activities in the arts and athletics.

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Frank Drinkwine

Lead Advisor

Frank Drinkwine, Senior AdvisorFrank serves his clients as Senior Advisor with Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC. Working closely with individuals and families to simplify the complexity that comes with wealth, the Buttonwood Team serves as a Family CFO, coordinating and integrating tax, insurance, estate planning, investments, cash flow, retirement, education and business strategies to achieve client specific goals.

Frank and his wife, Margaret, have two grown children. They enjoy Kansas City’s art scene, travel, yoga, fly fishing and just about anything that involves family or friends.

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John Jespersen

Lead Advisor

John JespersenJohn serves his clients as a Lead Advisor with Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC, a full service Wealth Management company with over $350 million in investment assets under direct management. 

Buttonwood Financial Group serves as a Family CFO – coordinating Tax, Insurance, Estate, Cash Flows and Investments – for families across the country.

John spends his free time cycling and hiking with his wife Katherine in spring, summer and fall along with ice skating in the winter. He enjoys participating in his son’s school activities as well as in a variety of local Kansas City events. John and his family find it wonderful to live, work and play in downtown Kansas City

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Kyle Hogan

Wealth Management Strategist

Kyle Hogan, Wealth Management StrategistKyle serves clients as Wealth Management Strategist with Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC, a full service Wealth Management company with over $350 million in investment assets under direct management.

Our vision at Buttonwood is to demonstrate a depth of knowledge, open accessibility, logic-based decision making, and trustworthiness to our clients with unwavering commitment to the complete financial health of each person and family for whom we work.

Kyle, with his wife, Summer, and their dogs, Dax and Yogi, live in Parkville and enjoy camping, hiking and spending time with their families.

Mitchell Smith

Wealth Management Strategist

Mitchell SmithMitchell serves clients as Wealth Management Strategist with Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC, a full service Wealth Management company with over $350 million in investment assets under direct management.

Our vision at Buttonwood is to demonstrate a depth of knowledge, open accessibility, logic-based decision making and trustworthiness to our clients with unwavering commitment to the complete financial health of each person and family for whom we work.

Mitchell, with his wife, Brooke, and their golden retriever, Leo, live in the Waldo neighborhood of KC. They enjoy social outings, meeting new people, spending time with family and friends and love sports.

Brent Bastian

Director of Operations

Brent BastianA graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Brent majored in Accounting and minored in Finance. He also returned to his alma mater five years later to receive his MBA in Ethical Strategic Leadership. Brent began his career overseeing endowments, foundations, and pension plan portfolios at State Street Bank & Trust and later moved to Schwab Performance Technologies. During his time at Schwab, Brent gained industry experience in portfolio management, client relationship management, and investment platforms.

Brent currently lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife Abby, and their three children. Brent has a passion for music and played the saxophone throughout high school and college in both marching and jazz bands. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family at community events and outdoor activities.

Jeff Rice

Client Services Specialist

Jeff RiceJeff graduated from Morningside College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/ Economics. Jeff has worked in the mutual fund industry for almost 15 years, beginning his career pricing defined contribution plans for large companies at State Street Bank & Trust. Prior to joining Buttonwood Financial Group, he spent the majority of his investment career at Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company, evaluating/analyzing mutual fund performance as a Senior Performance Analyst, later transitioning to the marketing side of the business via their Ivy Funds subsidiary.

Jeff currently resides in Overland Park spending his free time with his two daughters and navigating their various activities. He enjoys afternoon golf outings, spending time with friends and exploring the infinite hidden gems of Kansas City.

Chris Henry

Portfolio Technical Specialist

ChrisChris graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, where he majored in Finance. He began his career working in the customer service industry developing his skills for the wealth management industry. For 9 years, working at Schwab, he built client relationships with Registered Investment Advisors. Chris gained industry experience in client relationship management, portfolio management and investment platforms. At Buttonwood Chris performs all trading, quarterly tax payment support and RMD payments for all clients. He manages all Buttonwood portfolio management programs, which include Orion, eMoney and By-all accounts.

Chris lives in Kansas City with his wife, Jenny, and their 2 children. In his free time he enjoys spending time at the lake house, fishing and skiing. He loves to travel and participates in a variety of Kansas City events as well as Church activities. One of Chris’ biggest passions is to root for his alma mater, TCU, along with the Dallas Cowboys.

Wendy McGraw

Office Manager

Wendy McGraw, Office ManagerWendy has worked on the front lines of the financial industry for over 15 years. During her last few years of college at University Missouri, Kansas City she started in the financial industry working at her mother’s company Dominick & Dominick. Wendy soon expanded her resume to include positions at Smith Barney Harris Upham, Piper Jaffray, Paine Webber and finally Merrill Lynch.

Her passions and hobbies have always involved the magical world of quadrupeds - mainly horses, dogs and cats.  Over the years she has helped volunteer her time at various 501(c)3 organizations such as the Heartland Therapeutic Riding School, the Kansas City Dressage Society, United Plantation and Pleasure Horse Association, Kansas City Regional Foxtrotter Horse Association and her alma mater UMKC Jazz Friends. Wendy's favorite past-time is loading up her boxer, “Poppy”, and going on camping trips with her husband and horses - whether it’s a weekend trail ride or horse show!

Linda Koschmann

Client Relations Manager

Linda Koschmann, Client Relations Manager Linda has been involved in the financial industry for more than 30 years. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute she went on to complete business and finance courses through the University of Missouri Kansas City. Linda began her career with Merrill Lynch and quickly advanced to registered sales associate. Linda found that she loves the challenging and fast-paced environment of the financial industry and enjoys meeting and assisting our clients.

Linda is a longtime resident of the Kansas City area and lives in Crestwood with her husband Peter and many "pet children". She is involved with a number of organizations supporting lost or abandoned pets and training therapy dogs. In her free time she enjoys painting, gardening, fishing, and spending time at a cabin in Southeast Missouri.

Macy Layne

Client Relations Associate

Macy Layne, Client Relations AssociateMacy is currently in the final stage of earning her Bachelor degree in Communications with an emphasis on Interpersonal and Public Communications from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She began her career working for The Main Street Corridor Development Corporation (MainCor) as an intern and rapidly advanced to the organization’s Communications and Marketing Manager. Macy quickly reached a deep appreciation for strong community and client involvement.

Macy has lived in Kansas City for 3 years since her relocation from Joplin, Missouri. She currently lives in the Waldo area with her significant other, Jordon. Her love for non-profit work continues with her involvement in KC Jazz ALIVE and MainCor. In her spare time, Macy enjoys exploring Kansas City’s many activities, helping to coordinate Buttonwood Art Space exhibits, listening to live music and watching the Royals and St. Louis Cardinals play baseball - being in different leagues allows her to be a fan of both! Her hometown is located in “Cardinal Country,” which supports her loyal following of her favorite National League team.