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Leslie Miller

As Nations’ Co-Director of Technology Solutions, Les executes responsibilities in server and network  administration, Rep Help Desk support, technology backups, and overall business continuity. With over 11 years of experience in the technology industry, he has developed excellent organizational skills that allow the firm to operate efficiently and effortlessly.

He has achieved his Series 7, 66, and 24 licenses. Leslie graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Management Information Systems and Agriculture Business.

Aaron Tank

Working as a specialist for Nations, it allows Aaron the ability to converse and work through issues each day. Coming from the retail/self-directed side of the securities industry he seeks to ensure information is available and individuals are put first. Honesty and knowledge are the only ways to create and work through a detailed plan and he strives to make sure both are easily accessible.

Aaron graduated from Mount Mercy with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in political science. He was a four year letter winner participating on their Men’s Golf Team.

Aaron holds his series 7,24,63, and 66 licenses.

Matt Vawter

As a Trader for Nations, Matt delivers a comprehensive wealth of knowledge of the industry and its processes. With 22 years of experience, he has developed an understanding of how to handle the risk and pressures involved in the profession. His fascination with the industry inspires him to develop a deep knowledge base—not only for himself but to share with others.

Matt graduated from the American Institute of Commerce with an Associate Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Before beginning his career in the financial services industry, Matt dedicated 3 years serving in the United States Army.

Matt holds his series 4, 7, 24, 55, 63 and 66 licenses.

Brian Wilkinson

As Nations’ Chief Compliance Officer, Brian enables the firm to achieve its goals through the creation and implementation of quality systems, processes, and procedures. His strength in regulatory compliance and risk management allow for the firm to operate efficiently and productively. And with over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, Brian is an ideal fit for Nations’ supervisory, monitoring, and guidance services.

The driving passion behind Brian’s professional career is his unending commitment to finding the best practices to running a business. He not only enables his Reps to become more efficient and successful but inspires Nations to always look for new ways to evolve and improve.

He currently holds his Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 55, 63, 66, and 99 licenses.  Brian graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Finance.

Jerri Bennett

With 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, Jerri adds a wealth of knowledge to Nation’s Human Resources and Accounting Departments. Building upon a strong background in mathematics, Jerri brings a sharp eye to managing the firm’s accounting, payroll, and employee benefits. She considers her biggest strength to be her acute attention to detail—an attribute that ensures excellence in all of her tasks.

Jerri earned her BA from the University of Northern Iowa.

Tracey Krousie

As Director of Operations at Nations, Tracey specializes in processing new and existing accounts, transfers, and funds. With over 21 years of experience in the industry, Tracey believes nothing is impossible and enjoys the challenge of finding solutions to any problem. She considers her biggest strength to be perspective—acknowledging and respecting the unique needs and opinions of co-workers and clients.

Stephen Cairney

As Nations’ Chief Operating Officer, Stephen enables the firm to achieve its goals through the creation and implementation of quality systems, processes, and procedures. His strength in regulatory compliance, risk management, and operations allow for the firm to operate efficiently and productively. And with 19 years experience in the financial services industry, Stephen is an ideal fit for Nations’ operations, supervisory, monitoring, and guidance services.

Steve currently holds his series 7, 24, 53, 66 and 79 licenses.  He graduated from Coe College with BA in Business Administration.

Shelly Johannes

As an Operations Specialist, Shelly will focus mainly on advisory operations and processing.  With over 13 years of experience in the securities industry, she finds her greatest strengths are meticulous attention to detail, and taking time to fully understand the process and procedures set in place.  She also enjoys the challenge of reviewing processes and procedures, to ensure the workflow is most efficient for everyone involved.

Her experience from working as an Operations Manager for 11 years, to a Wealth Manager Advisor’s Administrative Assistant, ensures that she truly understands the ins and outs of the securities industry and how things flow from start to finish.

Shelly is currently securities licensed, holding her Series 6 and 63.

Erik Bjorseth

As Nations’ Chief Growth Officer, Erik considers his biggest strength to be enhancing business development. With years of experiences in the financial services industry, he has gained a deeper understanding of practices and models for growing a successful business.

The driving passion behind Erik’s professional career is his unending thirst for knowledge. His understanding and awareness of the latest innovations in products and services ensures that Nations’ continues to find success with the best tools in the industry.

Erik currently holds his Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 55, and 66 licenses and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Finance.

Carrie Wills

As Cashier of Nations, Carrie specializes in managing the firm’s cash flow in terms of distributions and contributions. Her position contains additional responsibilities in the activation and management of the firm’s various accounts. With 19 years of experience in the financial industry, including time as a commodities trader, Carrie continues to dedicate herself to every task with the best of her ability.