Timothy Rodgers CFP® – Principal

As founder and CEO of Nova R Wealth, Tim takes a very hands-on approach to developing and implementing strategies that serve the complex needs of individual clients, families, and business owners.

Tim’s financial services expertise was honed over 30 years in leadership roles at Wells Fargo Advisors and AG Edwards, and his personal reputation is built on a passion for portfolio management, investment research, and financial and retirement planning. At Nova R Wealth, Tim created an independent environment that enables close client contact as he puts his wealth of knowledge to work for you.

Tim attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Business and is a Certified Financial Planner®.  An active member of his community and dedicated to giving back, Tim is a long-standing member of both the Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s board of directors and the hospital’s Foundation Board.

Tim lives in Louisburg with his wife Susan, together they have raised three sons. Tim enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, playing tennis, and restoring classic cars.

Contact: 913-225-9202 or trodgers@novarwealth.com

Brenda Richman CFP® – Financial Planner

In order to build a solid personalized financial plan, Brenda starts by understanding the client’s life goals. She assists clients in planning for their financial future while taking into account their ideas and wishes. Previously, Brenda was a planning associate and relationship manager at Legacy Financial Strategies, LLC and a financial advisor at Waddell & Reed. Brenda also did her own consulting for business owners at Brenda Richman Consulting before coming to Nova R Wealth.

Brenda is a graduate of Mid-American Nazarene University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration. She went on to receive her master’s in business administration from Avila University and is a Certified Financial Planner®.

Brenda lives in Olathe and enjoys reading, water sports and traveling with her friends and family in her free time.

Contact: 913-225-9204 or brichman@novarwealth.com

Jonathan Rodgers – Investment Advisor Representative

As an Investment Advisor Representative at Nova R Wealth, Jonathan works to understand the unique needs, goals and objectives of clients. He then coordinates the development and implementation of individualized financial plans and investment strategies to address all aspects of their financial lives in an independent and unbiased manner. With the financial planning foundation in place, Jonathan is able to work with clients to ensure they stay on track, while delivering proactive advice as individual situations change and evolve.

Jonathan graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. He is a two-time conference champion for his University’s Men’s Tennis Team. He received distinctions from the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence and the Summit League Academic All-League Team.

Jonathan lives in Fairway, Kansas, where he spends his free time with his family and friends. He enjoys the outdoors, especially while fishing and enjoying Royals games.

Contact: 913-225-9205 or jrodgers@novarwealth.com

Billi Wood – Office & Operations Manager

Every organization needs a utility player, and Nova R Wealth has that with Billi. Billi fills vital roles that keep the company functioning smoothly and ensure the best possible client experience, including Office Manager and Head of Operations.

Billi comes to Nova R Wealth with extensive financial industry experience. She served as a client associate at Wells Fargo Advisors, where she worked with Tim, and in the same role at Wachovia. She also has experience as a financial assistant at AG Edwards, and as an estate planning paralegal at Parman & Easterday.

Billi earned a degree in business management from Wichita State University. She lives in Overland Park with her two children, and enjoys home decorating in her spare time.

Contact: 913-225-9203 or bwood@novarwealth.com

Katie Yates – Client Service Associate

As a Client Service Associate, Katie opens and maintains customer accounts and services our clients in a professional and friendly manner. She responds to customer inquiries and resolves problems, including providing reports and research to financial advisors as needed. Before joining the Nova R team, Katie worked as a Revenue Analyst at Commerce Bank. Before that, Katie worked as a Chargeback Specialist at TransFirst in Broomfield, CO.  Katie has her Series 65 and is an Investment Adviser Representative with Nova R Wealth.

Katie graduated from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2010 with a major in Human Development and a minor in Sociology. She lives in Overland Park, Kansas with her husband, Chris, and their children Gavin, Riley, and Tenley. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, as well as running and traveling.

Contact: 913-225-9206 or kyates@novarwealth.com

Matt Rodgers – Research Analyst

As a Research Analyst at Nova R Wealth, Matt is responsible for assisting in the portfolio construction and due diligence process. He also conducts research on current and potential investments, and writes investment commentary regarding shifts to the economy and investment environment.

Before joining Nova R Wealth, Matt worked as a Private Client Group Associate at Stephens Inc., analyzing investment portfolios and creating proposals for financial advisors. Matt graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Investment Management and a Minor in Accounting from the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of the business fraternity Beta Gamma Sigma, and one of twenty-five students selected to run the Rebsamen Portfolio Trust Fund.

He has passed all three levels of the CFA Program and may be eligible for the CFA charter upon completion of the required work experience.

Matt lives in Fairway, Kansas and enjoys playing golf and tennis, as well as going to Royals and Chiefs games with his friends.

Contact: 913-225-9210 or mrodgers@novarwealth.com

Eric Rodgers – VP, Operations

Providing the best experience to our clients starts with a solid but agile operating model, and at Nova R Wealth Eric leads the way. Eric’s expertise in technology systems and process optimization enables the creation and maintenance of a business engine that adapts as the world changes, but serves as the stable foundation for our superior client services.  Eric also serves as the firm’s head of compliance.

Before joining Nova R Wealth, Eric spent 10 years with VanBecelaere Machine Works, where he worked as a manufacturing engineer designing fixtures, developing new operational systems, and creating and improving processes.

Eric graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2007 with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

Eric lives in Louisburg, Kansas and spends his free time outdoors and making unique projects in wood and metal.

Contact: 913-225-9207 or erodgers@novarwealth.com

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