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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Chief Operating Officer

David Vaughan Investments, LLC

David Vaughan Investments, LLC

Software Engineering
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023

Who We Are

David Vaughan Investments, LLC (DVI) is proud of its Associates. We are an exceptional team of investment professionals who are bright, creative, hardworking, and have a passion for what we do. Every day we focus on serving our valued clients’ best interests, and it is all accomplished within a team-based approach where mutual respect and integrity serve at its core.

Who We Want

Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) has primary responsibility for administering all aspects of the operations of DVI’s business, focusing on establishing and executing systems to execute the Firm’s strategic plans. The Chief Operating Officer will develop concrete goals and systems to track progress toward those goals, coach team members in achieving their goals, and will serve as a thought partner with the President and other Senior Management Team members around operational efficiencies, business results and business opportunities.


  • Master’s degree in business administration preferred; minimum 10-15 years business experience in the professional services arena with a progressive record of increased management responsibility. Financial Service/Independent Wealth Management Industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Professional designations such as CFA, CFP, and/or CPA preferred.
  • Financial Service/Independent Wealth Management Industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong visionary leadership, organization, time management, change management, people management, customer service, analytical skills, quality management, problem-solving ability, team orientation, and strategic thinking skills. Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker.

What to Expect

  • Oversight and responsibility for all operations, processes and procedures, and infrastructure that support DVI’s ability to successfully provide investment advisory services on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ensure that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all functional areas are defined and understood.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of performance metrics that assess program efficiencies and the implementation of improvements.
  • Development and oversight of company operational procedures, policies, and standards in coordination with and input from the DVI Management Committee.
  • Develop and implement procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow within the company.
  • Direct P&L Accountability
  • Oversight of Compliance and Risk Management,
  • Technology, Human Capital, and Benefits
  • CEO Communication
  • Board of Managers responsibilities
  • Coordinate and manage strategic planning process.
  • Committee Assignments including:
  • Strategic Planning Committee (Chair)
  • Operating Committee (Chair)
  • Management Committee
  • Practice Management Committee
  • Compliance Committee
  • Internal Controls & Other Risks Committee
  • Information Technology Committee