Dryden Pence, CPM®, AIF®
LPL Registered Principal
Dryden Pence, CPM®, AIF® | LPL Registered Principal
Eldon Dryden Pence III serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Pence Wealth Management. Under his leadership and investment direction the firm has grown to be one of the most respected wealth management firms in the nation with both the firm and its advisors frequently recognized by industry journals such as Forbes and Barron’s.
Dryden obtained his degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1982. In that same year he was commissioned in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer through the ROTC program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After further Graduate Study in Law and Crisis Management, Dryden functioned as a Military Intelligence, and Special Operations Officer, specializing in Psychological Warfare. He was reactivated for Desert Storm and is the recipient of the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal with “V” for valor in combat. Dryden Pence continues to serve as Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and commands an army intelligence unit in support of US Central Command.
From 1985 – 2001, as a civilian, he served as principal owner and President of a regional investment banking firm, headquartered in Fort Smith, AR. In 2001, Mr. Pence retired from Investment Banking, selling the firm to his junior partners and joined his wife Laila Pence in forming Pence Wealth Management.
Formally trained as an economist, Mr. Pence brings with him 22 years of experience in the Investment Banking industry where he has served businesses and individuals throughout the nation and has lead or participated in over $1 billion in financial transactions. Dryden Pence received his Certified Portfolio Manager designation from Columbia University, is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) and as CIO of Pence Wealth Management he oversees the management of over $700 million in client assets. Dryden Pence is a frequent speaker at regional and national events.
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