Our Team, Philosophy
& Core Values
VZD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, was birthed by Ethel J. Davis in 2012. Soon after that, Ms. Davis became recognized as a 5-Star Wealth Manager, KC Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Company, and a respected minority-owned firm. VZD is a 100 percent African-American, female-owned registered investment advisory firm from the Midwest, and one of the few within the United States. In 2019, WealthManagement.com awarded the firm with the Thrive Award recognizing advisors who are on their way up – those who have proven themselves skilled and ambitious by three solid years of revenue growth.
Ethel’s parents were faith and purpose driven. In keeping with their values, she developed an Executive Mentoring Program to ensure each employee is ready to transition into becoming a partner where they will have an opportunity to own a part of the company. She had many mentors and fementors who helped her become the successful wealth manager, author, speaker, and philanthropic advocate she is today. As she grows her team, she wants to be known for being a supporter of women, minorities, and underserved populations, as well as part of a community of wealth builders and entrepreneurs.