Our Team

Our Team

"Investing with Integrity"

Our team combines abilities to provide continuous service and support for our clients by:

  • Being accountable for our every word and action
  • Improving the organization by improving ourselves
  • Operating the firm ethically, professionally, and efficiently with the client's best interest in mind

Eric K. Peterson, CFP®

Eric is an independent financial advisor serving Southwest Missouri since 1985. He has specialized in comprehensive financial planning and wealth management by working with individuals to design personalized retirement planning, tax-efficient investment strategies, estate planning, and insurance planning. In his commitment to assisting people in their transition from corporate life to "re-wirement," Eric has also worked with many local companies and institutions helping them evaluate their retirement options.

Eric obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado, in 1992 and received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Augustana College in 1983. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in 1974.

As a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC (named Broker/Dealer of the Year an unprecedented 10 times by Investment Advisor magazine*), Eric is able to help his clients work toward their financial solutions/goals.

Away from the office, Eric has formally been committed to his volunteer work as a former member of the board with the Springfield Workshop, Inc.; Springfield Workshop Foundation, Inc.; and the SB40 Board for the Developmentally Disabled in Christian County. He is currently a member of the Public Building Corporation for Christian County and the Springfield and Ozark Area Chambers of Commerce. Eric is active in his church, and on occasion, you can find him sailing on Lake Stockton.


Eric Peterson is proud to have been recognized as a Summit Club advisor for 2020—a distinction based on annual production that places him among the top 20 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Summit Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Summit Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.

Vicki Portincaso

Operations Director & Office Manager

Vicki is the operations director, office manager, and marketing director.  She attended the University of Wisconsin and obtained her escrow license in 2015.  She has a corporate background at Motorola for 15 years, along with 10 years at Reckitt Benckiser and two years of experience with escrow titling.  She has now been at Peterson Wealth Advisors for more than seven years. “My objective is to create and maintain processes to improve and expand the operations of the business. In addition, go above and beyond to fulfill our mission statement. I conduct staff training, assist Eric with special projects, and I’m responsible for developing, implementing, and executing strategic marketing plans.”

Marissa Dunn

Client Relations Representative

Marissa graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2013 with a BS in business and marketing.  Since then, she has spent the past 10 years pursuing her passion for customer service as well as building and developing teams in multiple industries. Springfield has been Marissa’s home for the past six years; she grew up in Colorado where she spent most of her time enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys volunteer work, creative activities, reading crime novels, baking, and long bike rides. 

Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered by Peterson Wealth Advisors are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.

*Commonwealth was named the top broker/dealer in its division in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2005. This is based on financial advisors rating their own broker/dealers for service.