Alfredo A. Risi Chief Operating Officer

Peoria, IL


I have worked for nearly 30 years in the Financial Services industry across different functions and locations. I started my career in Peru as a Trader and Portfolio Manager. After completing my MBA, I moved to London where I worked for a prominent Wall Street investment firm and then a leading German bank in their Investment Banking Groups. In New York, I was part of a leading global insurance provider's Strategy and Technology teams. Most recently, I was the Chief Operating Officer of two Registered Investment Advisors based in New York and Michigan.


Bachelor of Science in Economics from Universidad de Lima
Master of Business Administration in Finance from University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Tell us about your career journey and what led you to choose DVI.

I moved from a corporate to an entrepreneurial mindset as I wanted to be part of an organization in which I could make a direct impact. During this transition, I had the opportunity to meet members of DVI's Board of Managers and the Leadership Team. I was impressed with the maturity of the company, the dedication to clients, the governance framework, the success sharing, and the commitment to developing the team. The firm culture is unrivaled. The rest is history.

What are the values that drive you in your professional and personal life?

Do what is correct, be honest, be helpful, work hard, improve, commit, and be part of a team. 

Tell us one thing about you that might be surprising.

I have three citizenships (US, Italy, and Peru) and have lived in Lima, Illinois (Chicago), London (the City), California (Los Angeles), New York (Port Washington), Connecticut (Ridgefield), Michigan (Bloomfield Hills), and now back to Illinois (Peoria). 

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Fiduciary from the Start

Our founder, David Vaughan, created DVI over 45 years ago with an instinctive fiduciary mindset. He wanted to help his neighbors and community members grow and protect the financial success they had achieved in their lives. By building trust, he built a business that has grown in size and services. Today, we carry David's legacy forward with more comprehensive offerings to serve the ever-changing needs of our clients in Central IL and Central FL.

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