Founder | CFP®
Kurt Pearson is the founder of Compass Financial Services. Kurt grew up as a small-town farm boy near Knoxville, Iowa. He attended UNI and graduated with a communications/business BA in 1983.
After seven years in the financial publishing field, Kurt moved to West Des Moines in 1990 with his wife Sandra and their four children to begin his financial planning practice.
Over the past three decades Kurt has been involved with leading numerous groups. He has served on the West Des Moines Chamber Board and as president for the West Des Moines Development Corporation.
The College for Financial Planning bestowed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation to Kurt in 1994, and in 1997 Kurt was accepted into the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.
Kurt is well-known in central Iowa for 27 years of appearances on KCCI-NewsChannel 8, offering sound advice, calm perspectives and reassuring insight on various financial topics. Kurt celebrates 30 years as an advisor in March 2020. He counts it an incredible honor to serve his clients over the years.
Kurt is a pilgrim who enjoys long hikes in a hardwood forest, a bonfire in the fall and a snowshoe walk on a cold winter day. In his spare time you can find Kurt doing a prairie grass burn, hugging that special oak tree or introducing his grandchildren to the wonders of creation.
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