WENDY DOMINGUEZ, MBA, PRINCIPAL, PRESIDENT
Wendy is the president and co-founder of Innovest Portfolio Solutions. She has more than 25 years of experience in the investment consulting profession. Her clients include some of the largest public and private sector retirement plans in the Western United States, as well as many large nonprofits and wealthy families. She is a member of Innovest’s Investment Committee, which makes decisions on investment related research and due diligence. Additionally, she leads Innovest’s Retirement Plan Practice Group, a specialized team that identifies best practices and implements process improvements to maximize efficiencies for our retirement plan clients. Wendy has been named one of the 20 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising in the nation by Employee Benefit Adviser. Finally, Wendy has been designated as one of the Financial Times' Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.
Wendy is responsible for contract negotiation between many of our clients and their vendors. Through her efforts she has saved clients millions of dollars. Wendy’s views on investment cost control have been published in Pensions & Investments, and the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA). She was a key contributor to the Innovest White Paper on Employee Directed Defined Contribution Retirement Plans, as well as The Case for Vendor Consolidation. She has also authored a number of articles on fiduciary related matters which have been published in several national publications. Additionally, Wendy has been a speaker at the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, a national conference in Washington, DC, the Colorado Public Pension Conference and the Rocky Mountain Benefit Plans Conference, among others.
Wendy has a Bachelor of Science in finance and economics (magna cum laude) and an MBA from the University of Denver. Wendy was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve on the Metropolitan State University Board of Trustees in 2016. She was selected to serve on the CEO Advisory Cabinet for the Colorado Community College System. She is also a member of the Reiman School of Finance Advisory Board at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. Wendy was also recently added to the Colorado Trust Board with her official term beginning in January 2019. She is an Advisory Board member for ACE Scholarships and is a member of the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Denver. She previously served as the Chairman of the Board of ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women), an international Catholic women’s organization. Wendy is also a member of The 100 Club of Denver, which provides financial support to the families of fallen police and firefighters. Wendy is married to a retired Denver Police SWAT officer and is the mother of teenage twins. Wendy volunteers for her children’s school and basketball club.
Wendy's Personal Code of Ethics
The ends do not justify the means · Always tell the truth, no matter how difficult · Be present in the moment, and not distracted · Happiness is a choice · Serve others in everything you do · All that I have and possess is a gift from God. · Be grateful for answered and unanswered prayers · Be relentless: look up, get up, and never give up · My success will ultimately be judged by what my children think of me