Nick A. Clay, CFP®, AIF®, AAMS®, has been a partner since January 2011 and managing partner of the firm since January 2017. Nick is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary and holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠ (AAMS®) designation. In addition to his professional designations, Nick holds his Series 7, 66, and 99 securities licenses, and his Life, Accident, Health, Property and Casualty Insurance Licenses.
Nick has two main focuses, working with individuals and families to provide a holistic approach to wealth management and investments that encompasses everything from retirement planning and risk management to retirement income planning and estate planning. His other focus is helping businesses and the retirement plans that they offer their employees, and making sure that the business owners are getting a compliant plan while providing a high-quality benefit to their employees.
He graduated from ETSU in 2005 with a Bachelor Degree in Corporate Finance with a concentration in Investments. He received a Certificate in Financial Planning from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia in 2015.
Nick was a 40 Under Forty recipient from the Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia in 2011 and he is also a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership 2015 program. In the community, Nick is a member of the Financial Planning Association, a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club, serves on many local non-profit boards and attends Redeemer Community Church. Nick and his wife, Lacy, live in Johnson City with their three children.
*A recipient of the 40 Under Forty award must be nominated. Nominees are judged on their business success and their achievements as an active member of the community and must live and work in East Tennessee or Southwest Virginia. Nominations are accompanied by letters of recommendations from places of employment and service organizations.