Mark Pearson, Founder, President, Chief Investment Officer

Mark Pearson, Founder, President, Chief Investment Officer


Mark is responsible for the firm’s strategic vision, research and trading decisions. His experience in the hi-tech and financial services industry dates back to 1986. Since then, his fervid passion for portfolio management compelled him to develop a unique back-to-basics investment philosophy. He founded Anchor Capital Management in 1994, which he later renamed Nepsis, Inc.

Mark has served as president of the financial planning division of a bank holding company, authored numerous articles and financial presentations and worked raising capital for corporate acquisitions.

Holding a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in speech communications, Mark has extensive experience in public speaking and presenting. His work is featured in various publications and he speaks at numerous industry press engagements, panels, and conferences.

By tying motivation and investment together, Mark helps investors find clarity and prepare their financial futures. He is a well-known industry speaker, having spoken at engagements with Financial Advisor magazine and conferences and the Financial Planning Association. He was also received a cover feature story in TD Ameritrade Institutional’s Solutions Magazine for his excellence in technology and client service.

As a trained and seasoned presenter, Mark addresses many different audiences on different topics including Baby Boomers and retirees on how to best avoid planning and investing pitfalls, corporate management teams on ROI principles, families on financial and investment planning, and financial planners on economy-neutral asset management. He has also written extensively on the principles of portfolio management in a bear market, as well as on market trends and expectations.

Through spoken and written word, Mark maintains a highly entertaining and unique perspective in an effort to bring clarity to investing and financial planning. His goal is to help investors invest for success. His work also includes activity across social media platforms and his popular blog…

Outside the office, Mark is a board member of the Christian International Foundation and has served on several other boards and advisory committees. Mark is also devoted to volunteering, playing golf and spending time with his wife and three children.

Chuck Etzweiler, Vice President of Research, Nepsis Capital Management

Chuck Etzweiler, MBA, CIMA®, CFP®, CMT, Senior Vice President


With more than twenty-five years of investment industry experience, Chuck directs the on-going research efforts of the firm, much of which help both advisors and clients understand the philosophy and strategy of Nepsis, Inc. in a deeper manner. A high percentage of the focus of the research is centered around money manager pitfalls, investor short-comings and repetitive behavioral biases that detract clients from earning optimal returns.

Prior to joining Nepsis, Chuck worked as Chief Market Strategist for True North Global Research and as a Securities Analyst with both Wells Fargo and the Bank of Hawaii. Additionally, Chuck has earned the CFP designation and is a Chartered Market Technician. Chuck is a graduate of Syracuse University and also has earned his MBA in Finance.

Chuck is an active member of the Market Technician’s Association and the Investment Management Consultants Association.

Chuck was raised in Allentown, PA and now lives in California with his wife and two sons.

Ken Harpell, VP Advisor Services, Nepsis Capital Management

Ken Harpell, VP Advisor Services


Ken has over 30 years in the insurance and financial services industry. Ken’s experience building distribution channels as well as developing streamlined process systems will provide immediate impact to Nepsis, Inc. Ken is responsible for managing the existing Nepsis Advisor Group while looking for opportunities to grow this part of the business.

Prior to joining Nepsis, Inc., Ken served as the Director of Broker Relations at MNsure for the past 2 years. While at MNsure, Ken led critical initiatives that provided brokers with resources necessary to work with the State of Minnesota Exchange. During Ken’s tenure at MNsure the broker distribution channel grew to over 1,100 brokers.

Outside of professional work, Ken enjoys spending time with his wife, Carrie and their 3 children. His hobbies include playing golf and hockey when time allows.

Connie Song, Vice President of Investments

Connie Song, CTP®, Vice President of Investments


Connie develops solutions to advance the investment values of clients and families. Connie brings to the team experience with a blend of mutual fund and wealth management knowledge. She has over 20 years of investment experience spanning equities, fixed income, asset allocation, portfolio management, and capital markets experience.

Connie started working on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs in New York City. After Goldman, she worked at Oppenheimer Funds and American Century, analyzing fixed income investments. As a Director at Bank of Montreal U.S. Asset Management, she provided fundamental investment analysis tailored to value and growth equity portfolio strategies. At Ameriprise Wealth Management, she provided investment, asset allocation and portfolio management advice to financial advisors.

Connie holds a MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City and a BA from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She has earned the Certified Treasury Professional designation and is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area where she enjoys playing golf with her family.

David Krypel, VP Operations, Nepsis Capital Management

David Krypel, VP Operations


Dave is responsible for the overall general management, finance and administrative activities for all of the Nepsis operating companies. He strives to carry out the clarity message by continuing to look for ways to make Nepsis easy to do business with. 

Prior to joining Nepsis in 2011, Dave gained valuable experience working in various accounting, client service and general management roles across a wide variety of industries including, direct mail, food service and public accounting. 

Dave is a 1985 honors graduate of St. Cloud State University with a degree in accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1990. 

In his leisure time, Dave enjoys reading, volunteering, traveling, training his dog and spending time with his wife and their three adult children.

Matt Pearson

Matt Pearson, Business Development


The driving force for Matt’s love in the Financial Services business has been relevant in his life since a young age. With his father as a mentor his perception on how he treats and values Financial Planning and Portfolio Management has been years in the making. Matt has a passion for sharing the Nepsis Story with Advisors around the country and helping them share it with their clients. Nepsis’ unique approach allows Matt to share a competitive advantage with the advisors that empowers them to grow their business and better assist their clients in achieving their life visions and investment goals.

Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse with a BS in Finance. Aside from financial services, Matt is a family oriented guy who enjoys spending time with family members and close friends. He kept his love of hockey and golf, and would gladly indulge you in his love for the Minnesota Wild and the stylings of Rickie Fowler or Jordan Speith.

Alyssa Greene, Marketing Manager, Nepsis Capital Management

Alyssa Greene, Marketing Manager


Alyssa received a B.S.B.A in Direct and Interactive Marketing with a concentration in Information Systems from Drake University. She was presented with both Leadership and Professional Speech awards as a member of the College of Business and Public Administration.

Prior to graduating and joining the Nepsis team, she held a three year internship at Foster Group, Inc. a wealth management firm based in Des Moines Iowa. She was a part of the Iowa chapter of the American Marketing Association and plans to continue her membership throughout the coming years.

In her free time Alyssa enjoys hanging out with family and friends, running and watching her favorite sports teams.

Julie Pearson, Client Services Manager, Nepsis Capital Managment

Julie Pearson, Client Services Manager


Julie joined Nepsis, Inc. in 2000.

Sue Swiggum, Client Services Representative

Sue Swiggum, Client Services Representative


Sue joined Nepsis, Inc. in 2008.

Kim Dworak, Corporate Operations Assistant, Nepsis Capital Management

Kim Dworak, Corporate Operations Assistant


Kim joined Nepsis, Inc. in 2015.

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