Kevin Piker, AWM

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Consulting Group

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Kevin has been in the financial services industry since 1999. His knowledge of the business, strong interpersonal skills, and desire to help others has garnered his clients’ trust and loyalty. Working primarily with people nearing retirement, young professionals and business owners, Kevin leverages his knowledge and RBC’s global resources to help clients pursue financial stability in this ever-changing market.

Kevin holds the Series 7, 31, 63 and 65 securities licenses along with life and health insurance licenses. Kansas City Magazine named Kevin as Best Personal Wealth Manager in 2007, 2008 and 2010. He was also named one of the "Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors in America" by Registered Rep. Magazine in 2007-2010. Kevin has been a public speaker at many events on topics such as tax efficient investing and strategies to help minimize risk with investments. In addition, he has been a member of the BlackRock Masters Club since 2007, part of the Prudential Masters Council since 2008 and he is a member of RBC Wealth Management’s Chairman's Council and Consulting Group.

He is actively involved with the Make a Wish Foundation and the March of Dimes. Outside of work, you will usually find Kevin with his son, Chandler.

Chris Kulesa

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Chris has been in the financial services industry since 2002. Prior to entering the industry he was a natural gas trader at both Aquila in Kansas City, Missouri and at Infinite Energy in Gainesville, Florida. Chris maintains a close working relationship with his clients that begins with a disciplined process so that there is always a plan of action in place regardless of the current market conditions. He relies on his knowledge of asset allocation, retirement and estate planning strategies and tax-efficient investment strategies to help clients overcome their financial obstacles so that they can focus on their lives and not have to worry about their investments.

Chris graduated with Honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He holds the Series 7, 31 and 66 securities licenses as well as life and health insurance licenses. Chris was also given the award of Best Personal Wealth Manager in 2010 & 2012 as published in both KC Magazine and KC Business. 

Outside of work Chris enjoys hiking, home remodeling projects and spending time with his family.  He and his wife, Jordan, live in Overland Park with their kids Ashlyn, Carson and Madison.

Kristi Dunlap

Senior Registered Client Associate

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Kristi has over 30 years of financial services experience and has worked with our team since 2008. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management in 2009, she spent 19 years at Merrill Lynch and 4 years with UBS. In addition to being extensive, Kristi’s experience is diverse. Some of the positions Kristi has held are Compliance Specialist, New Accounts Processing, Retirement Plans Specialist, Retail Account Bookkeeper, Margin Specialist, Institutional Bookkeeper, Development of New Hire Training, Trainer, and Operations Specialist. This unique experience makes Kristi a comprehensive and welcome addition to our team.

Kristi was born in Detroit, Michigan and has also lived all over the United States; Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, New York, Florida, Colorado and now Missouri. She has two grown sons and her daughter Abby is 12. She has been married to David Dunlap since May 2000 and is the proud grandmother of Gracie.

“I have a hands-on approach and I take great pride in making sure all of our clients are personally appreciated as individuals above all else.” — Kristi Dunlap

Paul Shores

Registered Client Associate

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Paul has been with RBC Wealth Management since 2013. His strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and passion for enriching the lives of others has helped him build positive relationships with his clients. Paul works primarily with people nearing retirement, young professionals and business owners. His calm and social demeanor brings a sense of comfort and trust to his clients.

Paul graduated from Baker University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He was actively involved in Baseball, Student Government and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Paul has passed the Series 7 and Series 66 securities exams and holds his Life and Health Insurance license.

Outside of work Paul can be found cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, watching his nephews' various sporting events, or adventuring around Kansas City with his wife, Samantha. He is actively involved with the Make a Wish Foundation and is a member of the Baker University Alumni Advisory Council and the Ararat Shrine.

The Piker-Kulesa Group is a member of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers.