Frank Drinkwine

Lead Advisor


Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced Financial Planning strategy
  • Advanced Insurance Strategies
  • Advanced Tax Planning Strategies
  • Social Security claiming strategies
  • Net Unrealized appreciation strategy

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Frank serves his clients as Senior Advisor with Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC. Working closely with individuals and families to simplify the complexity that comes with wealth, the Buttonwood Team serves as a Family CFO, coordinating and integrating tax, insurance, estate planning, investments, cash flow, retirement, education, and business strategies to achieve client specific goals. Frank and his wife, Margaret, have two grown children. They enjoy Kansas City’s arts scene, travel, yoga, fly fishing and just about anything that involves family, or friends.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Senior Advisor, Buttonwood Financial Group: 2011 – present
  • Certified Financial Planner® , practitioner: 1986 – present
  • Chair / Executive Committee Member, Kansas Chapter Sierra Club: 2006 – 2013
  • Director of Financial Planning, Equity Advisors, Inc.: 1996 – 2011
  • Chair / Committee Member, All Souls Green Sanctuary: 2006 – 2010
  • Scoutmaster / Asst. Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America: 1997 – 2003
  • Board Member, Financial Planning Assn, Kansas City: 1996 – 1999
  • Youth Soccer coach: 1991 – 1996
  • President, Great River Corporation, Insurance Marketing Company: 1983 – 1995
  • Chapter Chair / Board Member, International Assn for Financial Planning, Madison, WI: 1986 – 1994
  • Insurance representative: 1980 – 1983

Registrations / Licenses

  • Certified Financial Planner®
  • Registered Investment Adviser Representative
  • Life and Health – Insurance License (multiple states)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Wisconsin

Mission: Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC

Our mission as a Family CFO is to positively impact each of our clients by providing ongoing consultative assistance, allowing them to organize and take control of their financial lives. Buttonwood accomplishes this by simplifying, organizing, and executing holistic financial strategies in harmony with our multigenerational clients’ financial lives. We coach, teach, mentor, and guide with genuine authenticity in our client’s best interest. We care about serving our community and our clients with passion and integrity.