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Meet Rick Nye and his team

Eric A. “Rick” Nye, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®

Rick is a Certified Financial Planner®, President and CEO of Nye Financial Group and President of Nye Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Adviser.

Rick has almost 30 years’ experience advising those nearing and already in retirement in wealth preservation, maximizing retirement income and investment advice. As key speaker for NFG, Rick has educated thousands of individuals in topics related to maximizing Social Security, advanced estate planning, IRA distributions, annuity maximization and asset accumulation.

Rick received his college degree in political science from the University of South Florida, with an interest in United States history, the government and specifically the office of the president. He later obtained his, Chartered Financial Consultant® and Chartered Life Underwriter® designations from The American College. Rick is also registered as an Investment Adviser Representative of Nye Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Adviser in Ohio and Florida, and a member of The Estate Planning Council of Cleveland.

A highly sought-after speaker, Rick has spoken before civic and professional groups in addition to industry conventions. He often appears in local media offering financial advice, on WJW Fox 8's New Day Cleveland, WKYC-TV Channel 3’s Golden Opportunities and host of “Financial Update” on WEWS-TV Channel 5. Rick also hosts a weekly radio show offering tips, insights and advice on planning for a financially stress-free retirement. The “Retirement Planning Show with Rick Nye” airs 7-8 a.m. Saturdays on WTAM 1100.

Rick and his team are dedicated to providing a high level of client service while remaining committed to the highest standards of ethics and professional knowledge.

Rick and his wife, Camala, have daughters Madison and Spenser and a son, Lincoln. Rick’s favorite place to be is with his family at Walt Disney World.



Meet Dan Griffin

Dan Griffin, RICP®, NSSA®
Retirement Planning Advisor / Chief Marketing Officer

Dan is Retirement Planning Advisor and Chief Marketing Officer for Nye Financial Group, Inc.

Dan works with Nye’s clients and prospective clients in the development and implementation retirement income plans utilizing strategies designed to diversify and optimize their sources of contractual income and minimize income risk in retirement.

Our “resident expert” on Social Security benefits planning, Dan often appears as guest host of our weekly radio show, "The Retirement Planning Show with Rick Nye," to share his knowledge and insights on strategies to maximize lifetime benefits. He is also responsible for development of our firm’s marketing strategy and plan implementation.

Approaching 10 years as a member of the Nye Financial Group team, prior to joining us, Dan was Senior Sales & Marketing Manager for one of the country’s most respected life settlement providers, where he managed the sales and case management functions. More recently, he served as Regional Director, Life Settlements, for Crump Life Insurance Services, the nation’s largest independent wholesale provider of life insurance and annuity products.

Dan also holds his Ohio Life and Health and Life Settlement licenses, has earned The American College’s Retirement Income Certified Professional® designation and, is certified by the National Association of Social Security Advisors.

Dan and his wife, Linda, reside in Hudson, Ohio. In his free time, Dan enjoys cheering on any professional sports team with “Cleveland” in its name and spending time with family (especially at Holden Beach, NC), including daughters, Erica and Delaney; son, Danny, and his wife, Brittany; and his four grandchildren, Ethan, Evan, Bella and Enzo.


Meet Missy Walker

Melissa “Missy” Walker
Executive Director, Operations, Nye Financial Group

A 24-year team member, Missy oversees new client account setup, ensuring all paperwork is in good order, processed and followed up on in a timely matter, coordinates our case design process and is responsible for ongoing client service and preparation for annual reviews with existing clients. Missy also manages home office operations and administration, including human resources, accounting and business reporting.

Meet Amanda Chizmadia

Amanda Chizmadia
Operations Officer

Amanda possesses 15 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, both as a Financial Representative and in operations management. Prior to joining the Nye team, Amanda was Operations Manager and Client Liaison for Stratos Wealth Partners.

Amanda is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Nye Wealth Management with duties including; client and account, transfers, distributions and contributions, performance reporting, portfolio construction & analysis and investment research, as well as ensuring Compliance standards are consistently adhered to.

A native of Northeast Ohio. Amanda resides in West Akron and enjoys brunching, gardening and most of all, spending time with her amazing rescue dog AJ.


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About nye financial group

Our Firm

Nye Financial Group has been serving Northeastern Ohio and Florida’s West Coast for nearly 30 years.

In the Media

Constantly keeping you in the know. Listen to “The Retirement Planning Show with Rick Nye” from 7-8 a.m. Saturdays on WTAM 1100.

Educational Workshops

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