About us

Since finances play into virtually every decision you make, we believe it’s important for us to fully understand your financial motivations, challenges and objectives when helping you determine the best course of action. This heart-centered, holistic approach to finances is different from the industry norm, and it’s proven successful for us for more than 20 years.

As an independent firm, we don’t benefit from upselling you on products and services you don’t need. As your trusted partner, we take pride in helping you make the best decisions for financial success. Whatever your vision for the future — we will help you realize it. We’ll be there with you every step of the way, offering support as you identify, pursue and achieve your financial goals.

MISSION & VALUES

OUR MISSION

Triangle Financial Services proactively creates the change we want to see by:

  • Honoring proven traditions while being brave enough to do things differently for exceptional outcomes;
  • Leveraging and fostering diversity of thought, experience and solutions to create enriching and personal life experiences;
  • Practicing servant leadership with a people-centric and intentional approach to create success for all.


OUR VALUES

Collaboration

We are in it together. Collaboration means being curious enough to ask questions, listening to what is being said, and always believing the best in others. We support each other to meet the collective goal. We build and honor relationships, partnerships, mentoring, and creating impact in our community.

Compassion

We are better together. We demonstrate genuine empathy, care, and respect for others. We don’t judge the journey or the dream but advocate for our community to live abundant and extraordinary lives. We lead with understanding and grace through all of life’s changes.

Transformation

We achieve it together. We partner together to transform the duties of life into the joys of life. We cultivate change through empowered education, active stewardship, strategic advising, and implementation.

What makes us different

Financial planning for any business, nonprofit or individual can be daunting. That’s why we’re here — so we can help you prepare for the future with confidence. As Central Iowa financial advisors in Des Moines, we offer:

  • Compassionate values – As an independent firm with an objective viewpoint, we have the freedom to do what is best for you without corporate culture and mandates, and to provide an outstanding level of service at the lowest price.
  • Holistic approach – We’ll help you review the entire scope of your lifestyle and your finances, so you can make the best choices for your situation.
  • Customized experience – Your needs are unique, and so is our method of business. As we get to know you and your goals, we can help design a comprehensive plan that works best for you.
  • Independently operated – With no parent corporation to answer to, we can offer you a comprehensive portfolio of products and services you want from a wide range of companies.
  • Relationship driven – We know that life changes occur, so we offer regular reviews and meetings — from quarterly to annually — depending on your preference.
  • One-stop-shop – As a small agency with big capabilities, we are a one-stop shop for your administrative needs. No more waiting on hold to speak to an actual person. No more researching and managing your own investments. No more wading through industry jargon to get the answers you need. Call us and we’ll take care of it.

Our Team

We are looking forward to meeting you! Click on a team member, below, to book an appointment.

Kendra Erkamaa

CEO & Financial Advisor

KENDRA ERKAMAA

President | Financial Advisor
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, CDFA®
Certified Financial Planner, CFP® 

I strive for maximum integrity in my desire to help clients create wealth through investment planning and tracking, which has inspired me to develop skills to serve you well.

I joined Triangle Financial in 2005, and purchased the firm in 2007. As a 2002 graduate of Iowa State University, I previously put my management skills to work at Principal Financial Group. Fully licensed in securities and licensed in life, health and long-term care insurance, I am a two-time achiever of Captain’s Club status from Harbour Investments, Inc.

I grew up in the Iowa City area and currently reside in the Des Moines metro, along with my husband and two daughters. I enjoy spending time practicing yoga, biking and being in nature with my family and friends. I am active in the National Association of Women Business Owners, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, and the Hanawalt PTA.

Aurora Boston

Office Manager

Aurora Boston

Office Manager at Triangle Financial Services

Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything I do, both professionally and personally. I am beyond thrilled to provide the best possible service to the advisors and clients of Triangle Financial Services.

I am currently a full-time student at Colorado Technical University to get my associates degree in business administration and will be going back to school for my bachelor's in business administration- human resource management.

My husband Brock and I live in Winterset, with our daughter, two dogs, and two cats. In my free time, I am part of a book club, and enjoy spending time with friends.

GIVING BACK

Giving back to the community is just another way we stay true to our philosophy of offering a heart-centered, holistic approach to wealth.

As a firm, we uplift women and girls through financial literacy education and counseling. We meet these individuals where they are without judgment, opening them up to the possibility of a financially sound foundation in their lives.

We have been volunteering with the Girl Scouts since 2010 and hosting Scout Night during Money Smart Week to help girls earn their financial literacy badges. Kendra gives her time teaching a financial literacy lesson to Daisy and Brownie Troops. Lindsey volunteers for the Iowa Center for Economic Success. We are members of the JumpStart coalition which strive to educate and prepare our nation’s youth for lifelong financial success.

Giving back is a driving force behind what we do as financial advisors, and we take pride in offering our time, talent and resources to make our community stronger.

Our team volunteers at Beacon of Life as budgeting consolers since 2019. We are able to serve and empower these women in crisis to achieve positive change with their finances.

COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL

Triangle Financial is a proud member of the Des Moines-area community, and support or are members of the following organizations.

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