GC CDR logo 2015Ethel J. Davis is proud to announce her appointment to the Gustie Creative advisory board for 2016. Gustie Creative is an innovative disruptive retail design and strategy firm offering full service commercial design, retail design strategy, strategic marketing, and design innovation with augmented reality, for B2B and B2C companies. Gustie works virtually and its main office is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Learn more at gustiecreative.com.


Five Star Award 2015VZD Capital Management is proud to announce the Ethel J. Davis has again won the Five Star Wealth Manager Award. Below is an excerpt from the press release, but you can read the full release here or download a copy of the press release here.


Leawood, KS (PRWEB) December 02, 2015 — Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Ethel J. Davis, VZD Capital Management LLC, has been chosen as one of Kansas City’s Five Star Wealth Managers for 2016.

Five Star Professional partnered with KC Magazine to recognize a select group of Kansas City-area wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Ethel will be featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the January issue.

07 Aug 2014

Ethel J. Davis was featured on KSHB news and shared her secrets to success with the news channel’s Kansas City audience.

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The interview focused on the parallels between her approaches to financial advising and living a fulfilling life. Ethel shared the origins of her firm, named after her deceased parents, and how she finds fulfillment in building a legacy, through her business, in their honor.

“The first thing I tell people is to believe in yourself. Being successful is about doing something you want to do; it’s about following your passion and you should be having fun at what you do. I love the stock market and I love people and so being able to walk through the various chapters of people’s lives and help them achieve their financial goals is my joy in life.”

25 Apr 2014

Ethel J Davis is a Founder and CEO of VZD Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm located in Leawood. VZD, which takes its name from Davis’ parents is billed as the first African-American, woman-owned investment firm in the Midwest and one of only a few in the United States. She is dedicated to building partnerships and multi-generational relationships with affluent clients.
With over 26 years of investment expertise, Ethel has experienced about everything you could imagine: inflation, deflation, stagflation, dot-com bubbles, credit bubbles, tremendous rallies, and devastating drops. She builds her courage from the ground floor with a no-matter-what attitude to ask for what she wants. Ethel plays “full out” with her courage to do whatever it takes to guard her clients’ fortunes and minimize their emotional fears and concerns. Her core success strategy is developing a solid client relationship rooted in charismatic guidance, a high level of attention and the willingness to go beyond reasonable expectations. Her passion is working with the millionaire next door and educating others to get there. Ethel grew up in a rural community with the value set of working hard, going after your dreams by “going big”, and the importance of relationships and giving back to the community. As such Ethel is actively involved in numerous organizations that support and invest in minorities, women and girls so that they can have the life they’ve imagined. Ethel believes wholeheartedly in lifting others as you climb to your own success. Her belief in transitioning from “recession to progression” fuels her courage to seek membership in Barron’s Top 100 Wealth Managers in the country.

NoMore Excuse Statement:

Courage is having the ability to replace fear with passion and living boldly towards your destination of greatness. There was a time when I didn’t seem to belong to any group. Africa-Americans told me I was too white. White people told me I was too black. When I shared that with my mother, “I don’t fit in,” she said. “I didn’t raise you to fit in. I raised you to stand out and make your own path.” So I did. I forged a new path that led me to birth VZD Capital Management in December 2012 which has over $12 million assets under management. She looks forward to be in a position to lift others along the way.

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