Meet Our Team

Nathanael Flynn, CFP®

Nathanael Flynn, CFP®

CO-FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER
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Nathanael Flynn, CFP®

CO-FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

Nathanael Flynn is a second-generation financial advisor and serves as Managing Partner of Flynn Wealth Partners. He joined his father, William (Bill) Flynn at Michigan Financial Group in 2002. In 2015, the father-son team founded Flynn Wealth Partners.

As Managing Partner of the firm, Nathanael is responsible for:

• Overseeing overall management, compliance, marketing and operations

• Conducting initial consultations

• Meeting with clients to discuss their overall financial needs and goals

• Presenting financial plans and investment strategies

• Delivering ongoing financial advice

• Business development

Nathanael especially enjoys guiding clients through major financial decisions and helping them to pursue their goals.

Nathanael has over 20 years of financial services experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business/Economics and Biblical and Theological Studies from Wheaton College (Illinois). Nathanael has maintained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation since 2008. He connects regularly with a small group of experienced financial advisors from around the country to share ideas on how to better serve our clients.

Nathanael loves music and is a cellist in the Mason Symphony Orchestra (click HERE for more about that). He is an avid fan of the Michigan State University Spartans. He enjoys fishing, reading, watching movies, playing the guitar, church involvement, and spending time with family and friends.

Nathanael and his wife, Marianne have been married since 1999. They live in East Lansing where they are raising their four children.

William Flynn, CLU®

William Flynn, CLU®

CO-FOUNDER, PARTNER
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William Flynn, CLU®

CO-FOUNDER, PARTNER

William (Bill) Flynn joined Michigan Financial Group in 1985. In 2015, he co-founded Flynn Wealth Partners along with his son, Nathanael Flynn.

As partner of the firm, Bill is responsible for:

• Meeting with clients to discuss their overall financial needs and goals

• Presenting financial plans and investment strategies

• Delivering ongoing financial advice

Bill enjoys working with clients and helping them realize there is much more to life than money. He believes that money is only a tool that, when used effectively can support and enhance life’s priorities.

He actively participates in a broad range of educational opportunities, continually honing his skills to better serve the firm’s clients. Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. He also holds the Chartered Life Underwriter designation from The American College.

Bill and his wife Sheila celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2020. They live in East Lansing and have four grown children. He is an avid sports fan, especially Michigan State University sports. He also enjoys working out at the YMCA, reading, and spending time with family at his cottage in southwest Michigan where his family has been going for over 100 years.

He currently serves on the boards of Greater Lansing Youth for Christ and Athletes in Action at Michigan State University.

Scott Nihart, CFP®

Scott Nihart, CFP®

FINANCIAL ADVISOR
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Scott Nihart, CFP®

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Scott is responsible for:

• Developing and monitoring financial planning strategies

• Overseeing investment research and management

• Creating asset allocation models aligned with client goals

• Implementing income planning strategies for clients nearing retirement

• Insurance review

• Enhancing the firm’s technology

Scott joined the team in 2013. He brings more than 20 years of financial services experience. Prior to joining Flynn Wealth Partners, Scott spent 12 years at CNO Financial Group where he was a Senior Investment Analyst. He worked alongside portfolio managers, the research team and traders, and assisted in determining asset valuations, completing analytic reviews, and responding to research requests.

Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Anderson University. He completed his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2017.

Scott resides in East Lansing with his wife, Sara, and their three children. He enjoys hiking, biking, and coaching youth sports. Scott is a volunteer coach for baseball, basketball and flag football. He and his family attend Riverview Church.

Maryann Pierson

Maryann Pierson

CLIENT SERVICE ASSOCIATE
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Maryann Pierson

CLIENT SERVICE ASSOCIATE

Maryann manages client operations and is responsible for:

• Appointment scheduling

• Proper opening of new accounts

• Ensuring accounts are funded and maintained

• Processing financial movement of checks and transfers

• Assisting in preparing for client strategy meetings

Maryann joined the team in 2016. Her many years of monitoring client accounts in various capacities throughout the financial services industry makes her a strong client ally, and her strong client interaction skills bring a fresh perspective and a new eye to our continued approach of delivering personalized client solutions. Maryann received her bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from Western Michigan University.

Maryann lives in Grand Ledge with her husband Matt and two of their three boys. Her oldest son, Tom, joined the Navy and is stationed in San Diego.

She enjoys being involved in their activities which include youth sports and school functions. She enjoys getting away for the weekend when she can to scrapbook with friends.

She and her family attend St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Ledge.

Sam Whelan

Sam Whelan

FINANCIAL PLANNING ANALYST
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Sam Whelan

FINANCIAL PLANNING ANALYST

Sam is responsible for:

• Developing and monitoring financial planning strategies

• Assisting in investment research and management

• Assisting in creating asset allocation models aligned with client goals

• Implementing income planning strategies for clients nearing retirement

• Enhancing the firm’s technology

Sam joined the team in April 2022. Prior to joining Flynn Wealth Partners, Sam spent 4 years as an insurance underwriter.

Sam is currently working toward his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and is excited to expand his knowledge.

Sam resides in Lansing with his wife, Brittany, and their three children. He enjoys time with his family and friends, a campfire on a summer night, and any sport that involves a ball. He attends and serves at The Commons Church in Okemos. Sam was raised in this community and values the opportunity to give back to the greater Lansing area for years to come.  

Investment advice offered through Private Advisor Group, a registered investment advisor. Sam Whelan is solely an investment advisor representative of Private Advisor Group and not affiliated with LPL Financial.

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