J. Mark  Nickell

J. Mark Nickell


J. Mark Nickell & Co.

Fee-Only Financial Advisor Serving the Brentwood, Franklin and Nashville, TN area.


  • Fee-Only Financial Planning
  • Objective Financial Advice
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning

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109 Westpark Dr.
Suite 350
Brentwood, TN 37027

J. Mark Nickell is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.
NAPFA is the country's leading association of Fee Only Financial Planners.
What is "Fee Only Financial Planning," and why is it important?

J. Mark Nickell has been a CPA since 1983, having graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a B.S. in Accounting.

Mark worked with Arthur Andersen and KPMG for twelve years before founding the company in 1994. In those firms he gained considerable experience assisting corporations, small businesses and individuals with financial planning.

Mark earned the designation Personal Financial Specialist in 1993. In 1996, he received the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. He is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (www.napfa.org); the Personal Financial Planning Division of the American Institute of CPAs; the CFA Institute (www.cfainstitute.org); the Nashville Estate Planning Council and the Tennessee Society of CPAs, where he chaired the Personal Financial Planning Committee. Mark is a founding member of the Investment Advisors Peer Council.

He is currently on the board of the Center of Business Ethics at Belmont University, the CFA Society-Nashville, and the Cumberland County Playhouse. 

Born in Louisville, Kentucky and reared in Crossville, Tennessee, Mark and his wife, Kaye, have two grown children who are graduates of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  The older child also has a graduate degree from Georgetown University. Kaye earned a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Church History, and is a Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church, Murfreesboro.

Mark enjoys fitness, cycling, hiking and backpacking in his beloved Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.