d moore video buttonDennis Moore, CFP®, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, Quest

Dennis Moore started at Quest as an intern in 2003 and joined Quest full time in 2004 after graduating from Texas Tech University. He was named partner in 2016. As Quest’s COO, Dennis leads the firm’s operations and works closely with the wealth advisors to set the strategic direction of the firm. In addition to operations, he manages personnel, technology and financial initiatives that best support the firm’s clients and growth.

Dennis is passionate about the financial planning profession. His dedication to professional development drives him to seek opportunities in which he can assist young financial planning professionals in their career growth. He volunteers his time mentoring young planners and has served as chair of the Mentor Committee for the Texas Tech University Personal Financial Planning Alumni Advisory Board. Dennis is also active in the Financial Planning Association and served on the FPA DFW Board of Directors from 2010 – 2016. In addition to local involvement, Dennis has been on several national FPA committees over the years and is now a member of the Board of Directors for the FPA.

Dennis’ career path in financial planning has taken him from the advisor path to the operations path, and as he speaks and mentors new professionals in financial planning, he encourages them to look at all of the career possibilities within the profession.

Professional and Community Commitment
  • Member, Board of Director, Financial Planning Association – National
  • Chair, Pro Bono Advisory Committee, Financial Planning Association – National
  • Chair (2016) and Member, Board of Directors, Financial Planning Association– DFW Chapter (President – 2015)
  • Chair (2016) – Financial Planning Association Alliance Forum
  • Founding Member, Texas Tech University Personal Financial Planning Alumni Advisory Board (President – 2013, Mentor Committee Chair – 2017)
  • Member, Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals
  • Member, Board of Directors, Young Friends of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
Honors and Rankings
  • “40 Under 40” – Investment News, 2018*
In the News
  • Guest column, “Career Path Advice for Young Planners”, Journal of Financial Planning, January 2017 issue
  • Guest speaker for podcast, “ You’re a Financial Planner, Now What?”, November 2016
  • “Young Advisors to Watch” – FA Magazine, May 2015 issue
Education and Professional Credentials
  • Bachelor of Science in personal financial planning, Texas Tech University, magna cum laude
  • Master of Business Administration in management and leadership, Texas Tech University
  • Certified Financial Planner™ professional
  • Predictive Index Analyst TM -Certified Predictive Index analysts leverage the Predictive Index system for job modeling, selection and hiring, leadership development, succession
Out of the Office

Dennis lives in Dallas with his wife, Aubrey, and enjoys traveling, playing golf, and cheering for the Red Raiders.

*Each year InvestmentNews recognizes 40 industry professions under the age of 40 based on factors including a proven track record of accomplishment, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. Close to 1,000 nominees were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. The nominations are read and vetted by an internal group of editors and reporters at InvestmentNews. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews is not affiliated with Raymond James.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.