David Ernest

David B. Ernst, AIF®

Private Client Advisor

Some advisors would be content to settle into their habits after 25+ years in the industry. But experience has taught David Ernst that every plan requires a novel approach, and there are no shortcuts when it comes to planning for the future.

Always observing and learning, David brings a high level of skill, patience and wisdom to our clients. His 30+ years of experience coaching high school football has taught him important lessons on perseverance that he uses to help clients maintain a steady course through the ups and downs of life. As he tells clients—sometimes the biggest opportunities come disguised as misfortune.

Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, David has spent his entire career in the area, giving him a unique understanding of the needs of our community. When he’s not in the office or out in the football field, you can find him spending quality time with his family or serving on various boards and committees for the organizations he’s passionate about.

Certifications & Accomplishments:

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
  • FINRA Series 7 & 63

Investment Style:

  • Diligent, Persistent, Big Picture

In the Community:

  • Board Member, Brimmer Foundation
  • Board Member, Boys & Girls Club of the Corridor
  • Board Member, YouthPort
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School Football Coach
  • Member, Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary Club
  • Past Board of Trustees, Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation
  • Past Board Member, Eastern Iowa Chapter, American Red Cross
  • Past Endowment Committee Member, Catherine McAuley Center
  • Past Volunteer, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa