Talent Report: Welcome Elly Zandee!

Jun 6, 2024

NPF Investment Advisors is pleased to introduce you to Elly Zandee, who joined the firm as Research Analyst in May. Elly will be collecting and analyzing data about stock investment opportunities, current NPF holdings and financial markets as a whole, providing critical information our Portfolio Managers use to make investment decisions and recommendations.

As one of few investment firms to conduct in-house research, NPF extends a great deal of time and effort finding just the right people for the role. Elly fits the bill in both experience and temperament. While pursuing her degree from Calvin University – where she double majored in Finance and Marketing – she interned with a large investment banking firm in Salt Lake City as well as a local venture capital firm.

“Immediately after graduation I volunteered for YWAM, a global Christian ministry,” Elly says. “I spent three months in Switzerland and two months in Tanzania – pretty much polar opposites, but both experiences taught me so much.” She came back to Grand Rapids to work for the venture capital firm as accounting and systems manager, and was promoted to controller a year later.

Elly’s academic, work and mission experiences taught her that, “I enjoy digging deep into matters and unraveling the complexities that come with them. NPF gives me the freedom and encouragement to explore investment topics and research them in-depth.”

A Grand Rapids native, Elly spends much of her free time helping her real estate agent dad and handyman brother flip houses. “I do most of the interior design work and a lot of painting.” She also makes time to volunteer as a Young Life Leader at East Kentwood High School. The weekly ministry allows her to form relationships with and mentor students. 

Elly says her parents taught her the value of hard work and what it looks like to be generous with time and money – values that align with NPF and so many of our clients. We look forward to her contributions to the firm! Learn more about Elly here.

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