Dalton Mellon David Vaughan Investments

Dalton M. Mellon Portfolio Manager

Peoria, IL


In 2013, I started at DVI right out of college. I found out that my strengths lie in the portfolio management side of things. Being an Advisory Analyst eventually led me down the path to my current position as a Portfolio Manager.


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)


Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Illinois.

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

Integrity, diligence and empathy are the things that drive me.

What is your favorite thing about DVI?

Working alongside a team of knowledgeable and high-level professionals is the best part of working at DVI.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy golfing, duck hunting with my Red Labrador, and cooking in my spare time.

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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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