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Wes Garton


Chief Administrative Officer

Wes Garton


Chief Administrative Officer


Wes brings 20 well-rounded years of operational management experience to Plancorp. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he had most recently served as the Vice President of Finance at PH Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer of Parkway School District.

Over the course of his career, Wes has been responsible for sales, purchasing, accounting, finance, human resources and technology. A jack of all trades when it comes to operations, Wes still actively manages many of these areas at Plancorp.

Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Wes has made St. Louis his home for the last 17 years. He and his family are involved with their parish, Immacolata, and frequently volunteer for charitable activities. A lifelong Cardinals fan, Wes is happy to discuss any potential trade to improve the team.

  • Drury University, Accounting and Business Administration
  • Washington University in St. Louis, MBA


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