• D.M. Kelly & Company
  • 3900 Ingersoll Avenue, Suite 300
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • 515-221-1133 • 800-998-9773

DMKC Advisory Services is a fee-based SEC registered investment advisor providing investment and wealth services to a broad range of clients. DMKC Advisory Services is owned by its parent company D.M. Kelly & Company, an independent Des Moines, Iowa based brokerage firm.

DMKC Institutional Services was formed with the goal of providing institutions with the same exceptional services our retail customers experience. Having an in-house trading department allows us to obtain competitive bids for our clients and offer an accessible channel of dealer contacts.

Kevin A. Shires

Kevin A. Shires

Director of Advisory Services, CFO, Registered Representative


Kevin Shires was born in Des Moines, IA and attended Dowling Catholic High School.  He enrolled at Iowa State University where he obtained bachelor degrees in Finance and Marketing and a minor in Family Resource Management while graduating with distinction.

Kevin started his career with MGC Financial, Inc., Lincoln Financial Advisors.  After earning the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designations, he was promoted to the position of Director of Planning.  He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter in 2011.  In 2012 Kevin joined D.M. Kelly & Company as a Registered Representative and DMKC Advisory Services as an Investment Advisor Representative. In 2018 he was named Director of Advisory Services. He holds the Series 7, 66, 53, & 27 licenses as well as a license for life, health, and disability income insurance in the state of Iowa.

Kevin utilizes his portfolio design and investment research experience to help individual investors, institutions, and nonprofits achieve their financial goals. “I love being part of a team that has been together for over twenty years and really understands the intricacies of investments for Midwestern investors,” says Kevin. “The independent, small-business atmosphere allows us to serve clients well.” 

 Kevin, his wife Amie, and their daughter live in Urbandale and are active members of St. Pius X Church.  Kevin serves on the board of directors for CFA Society Iowa, the Holy Family Catholic School Foundation, and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity at Iowa State.  He enjoys golf outings and sand volleyball.

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