Kent Nelson CIMA®

Managing Director - Omaha

Kent is a co-founder of our firm and a Certified Investment Management AnalystSM. In addition to serving the planning needs of his clients, Kent also manages and advises on fixed income investments for institutional clients. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations management and is our firm’s designated Chief Compliance Officer. A former Merrill Lynch Vice President, he brings 30 years of experience to our investment committee. Kent graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He is a long-time Nebraska resident and an active Rotarian.

Ryan Elkins CFP®, CWS®

Vice President and Financial Advisor - San Antonio

Ryan Elkins CFP®, CWS®

Vice President and Financial Advisor - San Antonio

Ryan is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds the Certified Wealth Strategist CWS® designation.  He is a former U.S. Army Sergeant who began his financial planning career with American Express in 2004. Before joining NVC, Ryan spent ten years providing financial planning services for the military and their families at USAA.

Ryan received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland European Division. More recently, he received a Master of Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, with a specialization in Assets Management.

Using NVC’s resources, Ryan helps his clients plan, build, protect, and manage their financial security. He applies a process that focuses on the client’s unique goals, feelings, and situations. It allows him to address significant client concerns – the critical financial events that occur as his clients’ lives unfold and their needs evolve. Working one-on-one with clients and developing long-term relationships through the financial planning process is something that he truly enjoys.

Ryan and his wife of 20 years reside in Helotes with their two children. Ryan and his family love the local culture, traditions, and family events that San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country have to offer. When they aren’t enjoying these, they can be found basking in the great outdoors while biking, hiking, swimming, or camping.