Our People

Partnership & Performance


A lighthouse stands as a beacon of trust, confidence and collaboration. Born of a need to serve and guide a community. It is a symbol that stands for our unwavering commitment, reminding us each day who we work for, and why we do it.  We pledge to hold ourselves accountable to the performance of the smallest of our investors, not only our largest. No one client will be prized over another.

Our products, partnerships and solutions will define us. With an undying pursuit of knowledge and a healthy respect for our customers’ needs,

Our success will not merely be measured by returns, but by how often our customers return to us for guidance.


Elliott Cove Capital Management is a leading, Northwest based investment partner. We have been providing high performing annuities and investment opportunities since 2000.  It is no secret our customer focused, very personal approach to investing and portfolio management not only performs well, but reflects our personal and professional values.

We’ve built our product, services and reputation around the unique needs of today’s individual, community and corporate investors.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Ralph Chiocco

President & Chairman of the Board

Ralph, a Partner and Director is the driving force inside Elliott Cove Capital Management, and he believes that at the end of the day, his job is to ensure each and every client receives the absolute best Elliott Cove has to offer. Nothing overlooked, nothing taken for granted, always putting the clients’ needs before the firm’s.

Ralph’s professional experience has prepared him with a diverse and unique set of experiences and skills, allowing him to bring a global perspective to a locally owned and managed Capital Management firm. Prior to joining Elliott Cove Capital, Mr. Chiocco was a regional manager for First Union / Wachovia Bank in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He has held multiple positions within the investment industry, specifically with Wheat First Securities, First Union Securities and Wachovia Securities. Prior to his experience in banking and investments, Mr. Chiocco … was a Country Manager in Latin America within the shipping and transportation industry.

Ralph graduated from La Salle Military Academy in New York, and later taught Leadership Excellence to the Reserve Officers Training Corp of the US Army at the University of South Alabama and at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama where he received a B.A. degree. Mr. Chiocco remains extremely active in the community and currently serves on several boards and holds leadership positions for several non-profit organizations.

In his free time Ralph loves to cook or jump on his motorcycle for the day. But most weekends you’ll find him on a family adventure, like camping, hiking or biking.


Nikki (Nickola) Whittle   

Operations Manager

Nikki is not only our operational conscience, she is a pro, one that will always take the call and listen.

She is a proven and qualified Financial Planner and Advisor. She has worked at major financial institutions and consulted to businesses in the US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program. On any given day Nikki will support our organization ensuring best practice and procedures, rigorous accounting, control policy monitoring and regional office oversight, benefiting the community banks, businesses, and individuals we serve.

Ms. Whittle discovered early her penchant for the financial industry and business management while studying at Washington State University and Seattle University, where she received her Accounting Degree, while always a relevant and steady focus on emerging office systems.

Nikki’s professional experience covers over 20 years, and found her leading or assisting small businesses, minority-owned businesses, start-ups and non-profit organizations throughout the Northwest, which today provides her an invaluable perspective and understanding, and allows her to apply that experience supporting each of our clients and the ultimate mission here at Elliott Cove Capital management, treating no one client as more valued than another.

Her personal time is typically spent outdoors.” I love to ski, swim, row, run and ride bicycles.  I love photography, gardening and, other creative pursuits.”


Nik (Nikolas) Grosch

Operations Specialist & Account Executive

Nik was born and raised on the shores of the Puget Sound. He pursued his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, where is received his bachelor’s degree in finance. While attending university, he was a junior analyst at a local registered investment advisory firm. After graduation, Nik was an associate at Dimensional Fund Advisors, a major asset manager in Southern California. At Dimensional, he played a vital role in pursuing new clients, helping advisors navigate the financial markets, and assisting advisors in building out their asset allocations.

At Elliott Cove Capital Management Nik works a dual role as an account executive and operations specialist. He is currently studying to become a CFP®.

Outside of the office you can find him at the gym, on the water or in the mountains.