David NelsonCFA®, CM&AA®

Director, Private Wealth Advisor


David Nelson is part of our team in Alexandria, VA and serves on the Verdence Investment Committee. David’s expertise in high-net-worth wealth management complements the variety of inclusive services provided by our team of professionals. Prior to joining Verdence, David was with Hightower Advisors in Reston, VA where he worked with ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families, providing transparent advice and unique investment opportunities. David received his MBA in Finance and International Finance at Columbia University, and an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences/Cellular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Get to know David!

If you were stranded in the desert, what 3 things would you want to have with you and why?

“Water, a hat, and a magic lamp. I’d need to survive long enough to decide what I want to wish for. Could take some time!“

If you were not a financial advisor, what would you be?

“A biologist.”

What makes you happy?

“My family.”

3 words that describe David:

“Genuine, Curious, Creative”