Ethel J. Davis


Ethel J. Davis is the CEO and portfolio manager of VZD Capital Management, LLC. She is the first African-American female to own 100% of a registered investment advisory firm in the Midwest and one of few within the U.S. She brings 25 years of investment experience from respected firms – American Century, Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab & Co, Inc., and Paragon Capital Management Inc. Being a fee-based investment advisor, Ethel’s compensation is tied solely to her ability to grow her client’s assets under management. Titles are one thing – heart, passion and dedication quite another.

Talk with Ethel and it quickly becomes crystal clear that while her business is money, her passion passes numbers and goes right to the heart of who she is as a professional, mentor, woman and daughter. Ethel leverages her investment experience to understand each client’s goals, objectives, time horizon and emotional state of mind. She makes it her mission to extract their stories, filter the information and then build a customized solution that fuels their dreams, honors their heritages and exceeds their financial expectations.