Vertical Financial Group

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Meet the team


Thomas H. Parker, C(k)P®

Financial Advisor & Founding Partner

Thomas H. Parker, C(k)P®, has been a qualified retirement plan specialist for nearly forty years. He is known for his high degree of knowledge and experience for helping businesses implement and optimize group retirement plans, as well as helping improve plan outcomes for participants. Graduating from Western Illinois University with a double major in finance... Read More


Vertical Finance | Team - Brad Harris JD

Brad Harris, J.D., ChFC®, CLU®, MBA

Financial Advisor & Founding Partner

Brad Harris is a native of Southwest Missouri (Springfield). He holds two degrees from Missouri State University–the Master of Business Administration (MBA), emphasizing business administration and business law, and the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. He moved to Kansas City in 1979 to begin law studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas... Read More


David M. Kover, CFP®

Financial Advisor & Founding Partner

For nearly three decades, David M. Kover, CFP®, has been assisting business owners, executives and retirees with comprehensive financial planning services and helping them to reach their financial planning goals and objectives. He takes pride in serving as a “family CFO,” to provide fiscal clarity and direction, coordinating all of the elements of financial planning,... Read More


Brett M. Dankowski

Director of Client Services

In November 2016 Brett M. Dankowski joined the Vertical Financial Group. Brett will be handling client relations for qualified retirement plans and 401(k) plans. With over 10 years experience managing an operations team in the futures & options industry, Brett recognizes communication, innovation, and engagement are the foundation of business success. Dankowski is excited to... Read More


Diana Kirkland

Diana Kirtland

Client Services Manager

Diana R. Kirtland assists our clients at Vertical Financial Group with the set-up and maintenance of their accounts to help ensure timely and coordinated service requests, including set-up of online access to accounts, processing of client fund requests, and assistance calculating and withdrawing required minimum distributions (RMDs). With more than 30 years of experience in... Read More


Ann M. Leathers

Client Service Manager

Ann M. Leathers manages the daily operations of our Overland Park office, including assisting our clients with setting up new accounts, online access, fund requests, deposits and other account maintenance needs. She also helps run reports and analysis for client meetings and assists with scheduling. Leathers has worked alongside Brad Harris since 1993 and enjoys... Read More