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Ron Gottl

Phone: 515-267-2678

Ron's focus is and always has been on helping inspire his clients to act on their best intentions. Working together with his clients, Ron helps you become effective in developing a plan to protect your assets and establish financial security. He prides himself on building long-term partnerships with clients and with over 35 years of experience, Ron's client service is a hallmark of his work.

Whether advising clients or working with prairie restoration, Ron applies diligence and high standards that yield results. Ron's clients value his personal approach to building a plan that helps give direction to investment services and accumulation for both short and long-term goals. He applies income and wealth protection through financial strategies and helps you find direction for your retirement planning through creative solutions including social security maximization and long-term care options.

Before joining Capital Strategies, Ron and his wife, Libby, co-founded Gottl & Associates Financial Services. They joined Capital Strategies because of the close fit with their own values and philosophy - the commitment to financial planning, establishing long-term, trusted relationships, and delivering outstanding service.

Ron studied Business and Mathematics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and served in the United States Marine Corps. While Ron is a St. Louis native and continues to be an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, he has lived in Des Moines for 45 years and calls Iowa home. Ron and Libby have been married for 35 years and are blessed with two great children - Myra is an attorney in Denver and Aaron is an art media specialist and audio/recording engineer in Chicago. Outside of work, Ron and Libby enjoy activities such as gardening, bicycling, traveling, and cooking.


California Insurance License #: 0C80212

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