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Our Financial Planning Team

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Kevin Adleman

Co-Founder | Wealth Advisor

Kevin Adleman graduated Cum Laude from Wofford College in December of 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. During his time in school, he was also a member of the Wofford Terrier Football Team.   After a successful career as a Division I College Football Coach, the last two with his Alma Mater, Kevin decided to combine his passion for finance and coaching and entered the financial services industry.  He is dedicated to helping his clients develop a game plan to pursue their financial goals and is there to coach them every step of the way. 

Kevin married his high school sweetheart Ashley Adleman on July 4, 2008 and the couple have three beautiful children; Mack (9), Knox (7), and Beau (5).  In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending quality time with his wife and kids, coaching his boy’s sports teams, and staying active. 

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Kevin Thomas

Co- Founder | Wealth Advisor

Kevin Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wofford College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance. While enjoying his time at Wofford, Kevin was a scholar athlete on the football team, where he was named a two- time  Academic All American. Once graduated, Kevin decided to immediately pursue his passion for finance, and making a difference in people's lives. Kevin's goal is to take a client centered approach, while establishing core principles of trust, honesty, and integrity. Kevin strives to deliver more value to clients by exploring every avenue to uncover and solve problems. Kevin understands critical questions to ask while listening closely to what you say and, more significantly, what you may not say.

Kevin married the love of his life, Amber Thomas in September of 2018. In his free time Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife while traveling, and staying active.

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Clay Sowers, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

Clay Sowers graduated Magna Cum Laude from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Analytics. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who enjoys getting to know clients personally first before developing strategic plans to help them reach their goals. Prior to joining Ignite Wealth Planning, Clay worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors, a leading asset manager in Charlotte.

 In his free time, Clay enjoys all things outdoors and particularly likes spending time hiking, skiing, and staying active. Clay lives in Charlotte with his fiance Maddie and takes pride in providing his clients peace of mind about their financial future.

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Vanessa Gilewicz

Client Services Specialist

Vanessa has been working for Kevin Thomas and Kevin Adleman since December of 2016. She is excited and proud to be serving as their Client Service Specialist at Ignite Wealth. Vanessa has a passion for people and building relationships, and she thoroughly enjoys her duties of maintaining the team’s schedule, overseeing data flow, and being the primary point of contact between the Kevins and their clients.

Vanessa attended Central Piedmont Community College and graduated with honors, obtaining her Associates Degree. Vanessa currently resides in the great city of Charlotte, NC with her partner Alexander and their two kitties. In her personal time, Vanessa enjoys exploring the great outdoors, binge watching Netflix, and being a proud aunt to two extremely adorable nieces.