facebook twitter instagram linkedin google youtube vimeo tumblr yelp rss email podcast phone blog search brokercheck brokercheck Play Pause

OUR TEAM

At CenterPoint Financial Group, our team provides personalized financial planning that’s in step with your life. Rather than asking you to settle for a prepackaged program, our professionals will create a carefully tailored strategy that can help you balance your life today while actively working toward your goals for tomorrow.

"We are not a team because we work together–
We are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other" 

Vala Afshar


Nate LeGrand, CFP® Photo
Read Bio

Nate LeGrand, CFP®

President & CEO


nate.legrand@yourcenterpoint.com


Nate is a second-generation financial planner who started in 1995 before co-founding CenterPoint Financial Group in 2000. Nate continues to lead the team at CenterPoint as President & CEO, positioning the company as one of the pre-eminent planning firms in Nebraska, with locations in both Omaha & Nebraska City.

A 1995 graduate of Doane University, Nate completed his Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Math and Economics. In addition to his education, Nate is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional – a certification upholding the principles of honesty, integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence as outlined in the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics. CFP® professionals are required to act as a “fiduciary” when providing financial advice to a client—acting in the best interest of their financial planning clients.

In 2020, Nate was recognized again by Forbes Magazine as one of Nebraska’s Best-in-State Wealth Advisors. This achievement, determined by SHOOK Research, was a true honor for Nate and he is grateful to be included among those select few.

Outside of the office, Nate and his wife Alyssa enjoy spending time with their three daughters while cheering them on in their many activities. Growing up a huge basketball fan, and spending four years playing college basketball, you can also catch Nate following the NBA in his free time.

CFP® | Certified Financial Planner
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., owns the certification marks above, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification is obtained by completing an advanced college-level course of study addressing the financial planning subject areas that the CFP board’s studies have determined as necessary for the competent and professional delivery of financial planning services, a comprehensive certification exam (administered in 10 hours over a 2 day period) and agreeing to be bound by the CFP board’s standard of professional conduct. As a prerequisite the IAR must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited United States college or university (or foreign university equivalent) and have at least 3 years of full-time financial planning experience (or equivalent measured at 2,000 hours per year).This designation requires 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years and renewing an agreement to be bound by the standards of professional conduct.

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 32,000 nominations, more than 4,000 advisors received the award. This ranking is not indicative of advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither CenterPoint Financial Group nor any of its Financial Advisors  pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Please visit https://www.forbes.com/best-in-state-wealth-advisors for more info.
  • 2019: roughly 29,334 advisors nominated by their firms, 3,477 received the awar
Doug Riggert, CFP®, RICP®, ChFC® Photo
Read Bio

Doug Riggert, CFP®, RICP®, ChFC®

Partner


Doug.Riggert@yourcenterpoint.com


Doug is a partner at CenterPoint Financial Group and works alongside Nate to lead our team in providing tailored financial guidance for clients. With over two decades of experience working in the financial services industry, he is knowledgeable in comprehensive financial planning services. When working with families and individuals, Doug thoroughly evaluates each client’s specific situation in order to properly implement a financial strategy that aligns with their needs and goals.

Doug earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Doane University. Doug is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional - a certification upholding the principles of honesty, integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence as outlined in the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics. CFP® professionals are required to act as a “fiduciary” when providing financial advice to a client—acting in the best interest of their financial planning clients. In addition to his CFP® certification, Doug is also a Retirement Income Certified Professional® and a Chartered Financial Consultant®.

When he’s not in the office, Doug enjoys golfing and spending time with his family. Originally from Superior, he lives in Omaha with his wife, Beth, and their children, Tyler and Paige.

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification is obtained by completing an advanced college-level course of study addressing the financial planning subject areas that the CFP board’s studies have determined as necessary for the competent and professional delivery of financial planning services, a comprehensive certification exam (administered in 10 hours over a 2 day period) and agreeing to be bound by the CFP board’s standard of professional conduct. As a prerequisite the IAR must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited United States college or university (or foreign university equivalent) and have at least 3 years of full-time financial planning experience (or equivalent measured at 2,000 hours per year).This designation requires 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years and renewing an agreement to be bound by the standards of professional conduct.

The RETIREMENT INCOME CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL® (RICP®) certification is obtained by successfully completing all courses in the RICP program, three required courses, meeting experience requirements and ethics standards, and agreeing to comply with The American College Code of Ethics and Procedures. Experience requirements include three years of professional experience. This designation requires 15 hours of continuing education every 2 years.

David LeGrand Photo
Read Bio

David LeGrand

Branch Associate


David.LeGrand@yourcenterpoint.com


David LeGrand started his own business back in 1982 in Nebraska City. He currently works with Doug Riggert to help provide clients the best service available. David began working in the financial industry in 1998, along with his son Nate. In 2017 Dave joined the team at CenterPoint Financial Group.

David holds the Series 7, Series 22, Series 63 & Series 6 Securities licenses and has completed numerous industry courses to stay current with the changes in the areas of retirement and financial planning. He also holds licenses for life, long term care and health insurance.

Outside the office, David and his wife Susan enjoy attending the numerous activities of their seven grandchildren as well as spending time with friends and family.

Patty Vogt Photo
Read Bio

Patty Vogt

Client Service Manager


Patty.Vogt@yourcenterpoint.com


With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Patty has proved her ability to provide clients with exemplary customer service at every point of contact. With attention to detail, Patty helps clients with deposits, withdrawals, setting up accounts and making other account changes as needed. Most of all, Patty enjoys working directly with clients and the part she plays in helping them pursue their goals.

A native of Nebraska City, Patty attended Peru State College where she majored in psychology and sociology and earned her Bachelor of Arts. Patty also holds Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses along with her life and health insurance licenses.

Patty lives in Nebraska City with her husband, Alan. When not assisting CenterPoint’s clients, Patty enjoys traveling, playing music, brushing up on her photography skills and relaxing with her family, friends and pets.

Micah Wheat, CFP® Photo
Read Bio

Micah Wheat, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional


Micah.Wheat@yourcenterpoint.com


Micah joined CenterPoint Financial Group in April of 2019 as a Paraplanner to work alongside Nate, Doug and the team to provide sound, comprehensive planning to clients. His financial planning expertise allows him to plan and prepare financial strategies tailored to each client’s personal financial objectives and goals. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, Micah has met the rigorous training & education requirements put forth by the CFP Board, while remaining committed to the ethical standards of honesty and integrity.

Before joining our team, Micah was a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors and also worked as a Registered Client Associate for several years. In addition to his industry experience at Wells Fargo, he previously worked as a Financial Associate at TD Ameritrade. Prior to entering the financial industry, he gained valuable experience in client-centric roles including project and account management.

Micah grew up in Lakin, Kansas and then attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in management. While at UNK he participated in track and field. He holds his series 7, 63, and 66 securities designations along with life and health insurance licenses.

When not in the office, Micah enjoys spending time with family, having friends over for BBQ’s and also likes fishing and homebrewing. Micah lives in Omaha with his wife, Angela, and their children, Maya and Layla.


The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification is obtained by completing an advanced college-level course of study addressing the financial planning subject areas that the CFP board’s studies have determined as necessary for the competent and professional delivery of financial planning services, a comprehensive certification exam (administered in 10 hours over a 2 day period) and agreeing to be bound by the CFP board’s standard of professional conduct. As a prerequisite the IAR must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited United States college or university (or foreign university equivalent) and have at least 3 years of full-time financial planning experience (or equivalent measured at 2,000 hours per year).This designation requires 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years and renewing an agreement to be bound by the standards of professional conduct.

Renee Johnson Photo
Read Bio

Renee Johnson

Client Service Specialist

RENEE.JOHNSON@YOURCENTERPOINT.COM

Renee has over 15+ years of experience at TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab, and Raymond James. She has various roles stemming from processing, client services, process improvement, large projects and document strategy, and vendor relationship management. Renee holds the Series 7, 66, 9 and 10 licenses.

Renee grew up between Cody, Wyoming and Long Prairie, Minnesota. She attended Bethel University in St. Paul MN, earning a bachelor’s degree in Community Health and Physical Education. Prior to the financial services industry she was a mobile DJ and a personal trainer.

As a wife to Eric and mother to Tate, Renee enjoys spending time with family and their dog, cooking, and working out at the gym. She enjoys volunteering, camping, hiking and most outdoor activities.