Todd Ryan, Chief Operating Officer
Todd Ryan, Chief Operating Officer of EHPV Management Group. Mr. Ryan joined EHPV Management Group in 2007. In his role, Mr. Ryan has strategic and operational responsibility for Big Red Keno, La Vista Keno, Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar, and Jimbo’s Diner along with 240 satellite locations in 12 communities in Eastern Nebraska.
Mr. Ryan is a dedicated leader who consistently delivers reliable results. He develops, implements, and tracks new procedures with a focus on growth and profitability, and oversees the day-to-day operational functions and vision to drive business efficiencies. His strength is empowering his team to help them meet and exceed their goals.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Ryan served as General Manager of Plant Operations for OSI Industries, LLC, which is a premier global food provider to such partners as McDonald’s. Mr. Ryan managed multiple food processing plants in Illinois, South Carolina, and Iowa.
Mr. Ryan earned an associate’s degree from Iowa Western in business and industrial technology. He is a proud ten-year volunteer serving students through the TEAMMATES Mentoring Program. He enjoys traveling, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and spending time with his wife, two daughters and two granddaughters.
Jake Dawes, Chief Operating Officer - Vigilnet
Jake Dawes, Chief Operating Officer at Vigilnet. Mr. Dawes is responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategic vision with a focus on profitability through monitoring and rehabilitating of probationers and parolees.
Previously, Mr. Dawes was a treatment court case manager, where he gained experience in management and extensive knowledge of the court and probation system. From his experience, Mr. Dawes identified the need for electronic monitoring and other services aimed at public safety in our communities. He has helped drive and implement solutions to 143 counties throughout Nebraska, Washington, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. From 2007 to now, he has been instrumental in forming the industry standard in electronic monitoring, GPS tracking, alcohol monitoring, private case management services, and the company has become one of the largest service providers in the United States.
Mr. Dawes is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He resides in Washington state. He is a devoted dad to three amazing children and in his free time, enjoys playing competitive tennis.
Ryan Nietfeldt, Executive Vice President of Finance
Ryan Nietfeldt joined EHPV Management Group in 2018 to oversee the accounting and finance team and is responsible for the company’s financial related matters, including accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and risk mitigation. Ryan is committed to maximizing the value of the company, identifying growth initiatives, and maintaining a high level of integrity and transparency for which EHPV Management Group is known. He works closely with the executive leadership team and owners.
Ryan brings 15 years of experience in building and leading finance teams for companies with significant operating scale and complexity. Prior to joining the team, Ryan held senior-level positions at ACI Worldwide, West Corporation, and as a Certified Public Accountant at Deloitte and Frankel Zacharia. Ryan is a Board Member for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Nebraska Golf Association.
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting and finance and is licensed in Nebraska as a Certified Public Accountant. Ryan is a supportive dad to three sons, and he is driven to help them grow and succeed and is passionate about coaching their youth sports teams. Outside of work he is a decorated competitive golfer, who also enjoys working out, reading, concerts, and attending Nebraska Cornhusker football games.
Nick Thielen, Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Nick Thielen is the Deputy General Counsel for EHPV Management Group. In his role, he oversees legal strategy, risk management, regulatory compliance, government affairs, and corporate giving projects. Previously, he was a judicial clerk to Federal Judge Lyle Strom and practiced in the litigation section at Kutak Rock.
Mr. Thielen joined EHPV Management Group in April of 2017. He made an immediate impact with modifications to the corporate giving process that increased contributions to the Big Red Science and Math Programs in the communities we serve. Mr. Thielen serves as a Board Member for Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance. He also serves as a member of a local Foster Care Review Board.
Mr. Thielen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska College of Law and received a bachelor of arts degree in economics and theater from Colgate University. Mr. Thielen participated in the Nebraska State Bar Leadership Academy in 2017 and is a member of Leadership Omaha Class 42. He is also a member of the Robert M. Spire chapter of the American Inns of Court and the Nebraska State Bar Association’s ethics committee. Family is a key priority as he and his wife have three daughters under the age of four.