President and Chief Investment Manager
Jon has been providing investment guidance and consultation for clients regarding all facets of their financial lives for the past 20 years. Jon progressed from the offices of Jessup, Josephthal and Quick & Reilly in Denver / Boulder Colorado to become the area manager of a six-state Midwest region for Quick & Reilly. Today he holds the title of Founder and President of Buttonwood Financial Group in Kansas City. During his career, Jon has worked with over 45,000 individual clients and has been the supervising manager for over $1 Billion in client assets.
Jon is married, lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and spends his personal time working with several non-profit groups in the greater Kansas City area. His passions include the enjoyment of live jazz as well as charitable support through The Buttonwood Foundation.
Vince has worked in the finance industry for 14+ years, and has focused his expertise on investment services and investment analysis for individuals, families, and retirement plan sponsors.
Vince’s large array of expertise extends outside of the office to the Rugby field. A veteran of the Kansas City Blues, Vince has supported the nationally recognized Kansas City rugby team in countless victories over 15 years - as illustrated in this June 2007 article - and continues to support the club as a retired player and part-time assistant coach. Vince is married to Jessica and has two sons, Nico and Mateo.
Frank began his career in the financial services industry in 1980 as a multi-lines insurance agent. He then became owner of one of the nation's largest independent life insurance managing general agencies. Missing the direct client contact and wanting to do more than sell insurance, Frank advanced his expertise in financial planning and investment portfolio management by becoming a Certified Financial Planner® in order to be able to provide well-rounded financial planning advice.
Frank has given years of service and leadership to Boy Scouts, professional associations, Sierra Club and church committees. He and his wife, Margaret, have two grown children. They enjoy Kansas City's arts scene, travel, yoga, fly fishing and just about anything that involves family or friends.
John began his career in the financial services industry at an early age as a bank teller while in high school. John worked his way through college and into a first career while working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch beginning in 1983 and transferring to the Kansas City head office in 1991. Enjoying the study of investments he decided to enter the world of financial advising over 6 years ago and has found great personal satisfaction working closely with clients and helping them to achieve their financial goals.John spends his free time cycling and hiking with his wife Katherine in spring, summer and fall, and ice skating in the winter. He enjoys participating in his son’s school and church activities, as well as in a variety of Kansas City community events.
Wealth management strategist
An Economics Graduate from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Matt focused on Economic Modeling and Analysis. Matt has experience working in both the investment and insurance arenas through his early career with Raymond James and Northwestern Mutual.
We are glad to have Matt assisting both our advisors and operations team as we design and implement Wealth Management Solutions for clients. Matt also assists with managing client connections, data integrity and updates for our Buttonwood Wealth Management Solution (BWMS) Financial Planning Tool.Matt lives in Overland Park with his wife, Kelcey, and their two dogs, Beverly and Lincoln. In his free time, Matt enjoys running, music, friends, and activities around Kansas City. His aspirations include additional involvement in local community and arts events.
Wendy 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 got her start in the financial industry working at her mother’s company Dominick & Dominick. From there Wendy 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!
Bill got his start in the financial services industry in 1999 at Prudential. Bill is involved in all aspects of the day-to-day back office operations for Buttonwood Financial Group. His responsibilities include customer support, cash management and coordinating administrative duties. Bill also provides oversight with client files, data, paperwork, cost basis, etc. Bill’s invaluable organizational skills and efficiency enables the rest of the team to invest more time directly with clients allowing for increased customized service and assistance every day.
Bill is married with four children and resides in Olathe, Kansas. Bill and his wife, Greta, support local organizations including Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, The Knights of Columbus, and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Bill enjoys music very much, and plays bass guitar with a local rock band in his spare time.
Business Manager - Buttonwood Financial & Art Space
Kathy contributes a variety of skills and experiences to the Buttonwood team. She joined after a varied career in banking, law, utility, telecom and construction environments in technical systems positions, accounting, financial analysis and customer service roles. Kathy greets clients and visitors, manages our media and PR, runs switchboard and computer systems, and oversees operations at Buttonwood Art Space.
Kathy is married to Danny and they live in Prairie Village, Kansas. They share six grown children and eight grand-children. As an artist herself, Kathy is involved in several art organizations and what spare time she can find is devoted to painting and promoting the arts.
Client Relations Manager
Linda has been involved in the financial industry for more than 20 years. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1976 she went on to complete business and finance courses through the University of Missouri Kansas City. In 1982 she began her career with Merrill Lynch and quickly advanced from data processing to registered sales associate. Linda found that she loved the challenging and fast-paced environment of the financial industry but also needed to satisfy her creative ambitions.
Linda is a longtime resident of the Kansas City area and lives in Crestwood with her husband Peter and many "pet children". In her free time she enjoys painting, gardening, fishing, and spending time at her sister's cabin in Southeast Missouri.