Team

Three’s the magic number, right? Three entrepreneurs. Three founders. Three firewalkers. Okay, only one of us is a firewalker, but we all have the same fire in our hearts: to help revitalize Saint Louis’ small business community.

Nexcore grew out of the simple belief that commitment, collaboration, and co-working can help all small business owners achieve their dreams. To help you succeed, our team of experienced business professionals is at your service. Learn more about the Core of the Nexcore team.

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Jim Shelvy

Jim Shelvy

Partner & Co-founder

Jim Shelvy is a native St. Louisan and serial entrepreneur, public speaker, and professional developer who is passionate and well-versed in helping to transform people, teams, and companies into profitable, successful businesses. His background is in sales management for big box retail operations including Best Buy, Maytag, and American TV, and in the small business sector as a consultant. Most recently, he served as a Vice President of Sales for an international company with sales in excess of $500 million annually.

Larry Cohn

Larry Cohn

Partner & Co-founder

Larry Cohn has a diverse background, blending his business acumen with personal development strategies and mindset-based growth philosophies to launch, fund, and support companies and nonprofits across the U.S. He is a graduate of The Harvard Business School for Executive Education and Negotiation, Washington University in St. Louis, and The Fire Walking Institute for Research and Education. Through his many successful business pursuits, his businesses have been featured in Money Magazine, USA Today, and Food and Wine. Larry serves on the advisory board of Lift for Life Gym, the 7th Grade Poetry Foundation, and is an active volunteer in the community.

Lauren Shelvy

Lauren Shelvy

Partner & Co-founder

Lauren Shelvy began her career in sales, excelling at one of the largest homebuilding companies in Oklahoma as a top performer. Since 2010, Lauren has worked closely with her husband Jim to develop and train profitable employees and companies, acting as the daily executioner for their management and consulting firm, and the “glue” that holds the Nexcore team together. She is a mother of two, has a passion for cooking, and is very active in her community.

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