Linda Cook, CFP®
Founding Partner & Advisor
Linda founded Gilbert & Cook, Inc. in 1993. She set out to build a team of experienced professionals that truly understand clients, listen to what they want to achieve, and find the right solutions to meet their needs.
After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa, Linda became a Certified Financial Planner*. She is a graduate of Greater
Des Moines Leadership, serves on the University of Northern Iowa Foundation Board and is a past Board Member of the
Entrepreneurs Organization (Iowa Chapter). She is also the Past President of both the Financial Planning Association of Iowa,
and the Iowa CFP Association.
Linda has received many honors and awards including: the President’s Award: VSR Financial Services, Inc., Des Moines’ Forty
Under 40, and nationally one of the Top 50 Independent Broker/Dealer Women Advisors.
Linda enjoys cooking and traveling with her family. She and Chris live in West Des Moines with their two daughters, Haley and Kamryn.