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Dave Parkes, CFP®, RICP®



Dave works with hundreds of Bay Area dentists, physicians and their families. He has a deep understanding of the financial needs of the medical/dental practitioner. He makes planning simple and clear by coordinating both business and personal finances for his clients.

He also works with Silicon Valley executives, professionals, and their families.


Dave is passionate about making a difference in his clients’ lives. Having seen many families (including his own) go through difficult life-events and suffer because they didn’t have a plan in place or an advisor they could trust, he has made it his mission to lead his clients to better clarity and action.

Dave describes his client relationships this way:

“My clients trust me to do what is best for them and be genuinely interested in what they care deeply about. I make it simple for them to take action that will support their goals. I help them fully-protect their income and investments as our first priority and I stick around to provide guidance and service to their families over time.”


With over 15 years of financial planning experience, Dave is recognized as a leader in his field. Forbes recently named Dave in their 2023 Best-in-State list for professionals in his field. He takes an active role in promoting financial wellness in the community by conducting workplace seminars to educate employees in Silicon Valley about managing their finances holistically.

He also helps administer and provide benefits for CIR medical interns and residents in programs at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), and Valley Consortium for Medical Education (VCME) in Modesto.

Dave is committed to continuing professional growth and improvement. He dedicates at least 4-6 weeks out of every year to furthering his education and industry knowledge. He is also very active in coaching new advisors entering the profession. He was recently awarded the Community Impact Award from Pacific Advisors for dedicated service within his community.


Dave currently lives in Santa Clara, CA with his wife, Erin (registered nurse who has worked 15 years at Stanford Children’s Hospital) and their four children. He holds a business degree from Brigham Young University and has past professional experience in management consulting with Accenture and real estate investing.

He enjoys volunteering for his church and serving in his community, including a past role serving on the board of a non-profit society of professionals promoting moral and ethical leadership in business.

Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities and Financial Representative of Guardian. CA Insurance License Number - 0F68784, AR Insurance License Number – 9378260. 

This award is not issued by Guardian or its subsidiaries. The annual Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List 2023 is based on criteria developed and obtained by SHOOK Research, LLC.  No compensation was provided in connection with obtaining this rating; however, advisors may choose to pay fees to Forbes and Shook for premium listing features; including, usage rights of the ranking logo. Past performance is not an indication of future results.

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