Our Team: Invested in You
We are independent fiduciaries and we work for you, the client — period. When it comes to investing, you might say we have tunnel vision — and our sites are set firmly on finding the best investment solutions to help our clients meet their individual financial goals.
Our leadership team consists of:John Nesselroade Principal, Managing Director+ Bio & Email
Formerly a premier advisor and first vice president of Wells Fargo Advisors, John co-founded Tilia Fiduciary Partners on an open-book policy of complete transparency and a deep-seeded belief in human ingenuity and triumph in even the darkest times. A decade of financial advising coupled with a 15-year stint traveling the globe as part of Caterpillar Inc.’s marketing and product planning team has equipped John with a valuable real-world understanding of the global economy and the ability to do more than simply analyze numbers. His optimistic yet pragmatic approach to investment is driven by experience and the individual goals of his clients.
John lives in the coastal town of Wilmington, NC, and enjoys keeping physically fit and spending time with his three children. His daughter is a rising eighth-grader and his younger son is a senior at Laney High School. His oldest son attends the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
An active member of the community, John was a candidate for Wilmington City Council and former chairman of Wilmington Housing Authority.
Walker Abney is a Certified Financial Planner™ who specializes in fundamental analysis of individual stocks and various fixed-income investments. Prior to co-founding Tilia Fiduciary Partners, Walker guided clients as a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors. Walker is thrilled to be out from under the cloud of "old Wall Street" and enjoys the "same-side-of-the-table" client-advisor relationship at Tilia. He is the primary author of the TFP blog, and the company's twitter page. (@tiliapartners)
Walker and his wife Allison live off of Middle Sound Loop in Wilmington, NC. They have a new son, Lee, who is occupying much of their free time these days. Both Walker and Allison are graduates of Appalachian State University, and the two are avid travelers. They love living in Wilmington, and take pride in supporting local businesses and charities. Walker is a member of the Cape Fear Country Club and plays golf and tennis when he has the time. He is also on the Historic Wilmington Foundation's Board of Trustees and volunteers with DREAMS of Wilmington.
Christine joins Tilia Fiduciary Partners with more than 20 years experience working with financial advisors and their clients. As Tilia’s vice president of operations, she is able to channel her wealth of experience with IRAs, trusts and estate accounts and comprehensive understanding of the mechanics of sound money movement, transfer and delivery, into each and every client experience. Her goal is to make every interaction smooth, precise and predictable.
Christine moved from Annapolis, Maryland, to coastal North Carolina in 2007, joining the team at Wachovia Securities. It wasn’t long before the beaches and southern way of life had Christine and her two beloved border collies, Bandit and Sadie, calling Wilmington home.
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