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James Wessels, CPA/PFS, CFA

Financial Advisor

Jim joined Voya Financial Advisors in 2006. His financial career spans over two decades, and he has built a diverse background in pension, tax planning, estate planning strategies, financial planning and investments. 

Jim acquired a deep understanding of all types of retirement plans in his years at a global financial services company, where he consulted with other professionals and business owners to help design effective, goal-based pension programs. Jim also served as a mutual fund analyst where he covered financial services, outsourcing, health care, energy and utility industries. His most extensive analysis was with oil and gas, where he led coverage of the energy industry for domestic and international companies.

Jim holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. While he does not currently practice tax or public accounting, he did have his own tax practice. He uses this background to help clients with their overall financial planning and to tailor investments appropriately. His continuing education to maintain his CPA designation remains focused on trusts, taxation and estate planning. Through the American Institute of CPAs, Jim has earned the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential, demonstrating his knowledge and experience in personal financial planning. Jim also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Jim earned his BBA in Accounting and MBA with a Finance emphasis from the University of Iowa.

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Jared Sutton, CFA, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Jared joined Voya Financial Advisors in 2008. As an advisor, Jared works to help people get clear about their objectives, why they’re important and how to make them happen. The firm takes a “whole person” approach. Jared's comprehensive, values-based method is highly valued by clients and is revolutionizing the way planning should be. Jared’s background includes technology and finance. He holds the highly regarded industry designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®).

Jared earned his undergraduate degree in business and computer science from Indiana University, and he earned his MBA with a Finance emphasis from the University of Iowa.

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Jasen Dahm, CFA, CFP®

Managing Director of Technical Services

As Managing Director of Technical Services, Jasen oversees Advanced Markets, serves as the Investment Committee Chair, assists with portfolio construction and provides knowledge in tax strategies. Prior to joining Voya Financial Advisors, he was an analyst for a hedge fund in Chicago.

Jasen earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and finance, and he earned his Masters in accounting from the University of Iowa.