Dan Pinkerton, CFP®, RFC®
Dan Pinkerton is Founder and CEO of PRS. Knowing this was the profession of his choice at age 19, Dan dual enrolled in the College for Financial Planning while a sophomore at Stanford University. Upon graduating from Stanford in 1987 with a B.A. in International Relations with emphasis in Economics, Dan’s first job offer was to work directly for famed investor Peter Lynch at Fidelity Investments as his Research Analyst. Instead, Dan chose to start his own wealth management firm in 1987 and incorporated Pinkerton Retirement Specialists, LLC in 1996.
Dan was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He learned business skills at the age of 9, when he inherited his older brother’s morning paper route, and in 7 years, built it into the largest foot route in Alaska, running 4 ½ miles before 6:30 AM, 7 days per week, delivering to 220 customers, regardless of rain, sleet, or two feet of snow. Naturally, Dan excelled at cross country running and set a high school record in the 2 mile and 5k.
Dan and Kathryn enjoy their family of 9 children and increasing grandchildren, all who live in Coeur d’Alene and the Northwest. Dan is an accomplished classical violinist and performs on his dad’s 100+ year old Italian violin. Dan has served on various boards, including the Idaho Character Foundation, HARC (Helping the At-Risk Community), and is a Board Member at his local church.