The Nexcore Team

Three’s the magic number, right? Three entrepreneurs. Three founders. Three fire-walkers. Okay, only one of us is a fire-walker, 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. Our NexCore team is here to serve your needs. With a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills our staff at NexCore is committed to your success. We look forward to working with each of you! We’re at your service.

Jim Shelvy


Jim Shelvy is a native St. Louis and a 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 AmericanTV, and in the small business sector as a consultant. Most recently he served as Vice-President of sales for an international company with sales in excess of $500 million dollars annually.

Jim sits on the board for the nonprofit ReVitalize St. Louis.

Lauren Shelvy

COO & Community Manager

Lauren Shelvy began her career in sales, excelling at one of the largest home building 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 consulting firm and is the glue that holds the NexCore team together. She is not only a mother of two, but has a passion for cooking and is very active in her community. She is the only dual titled NexCore Team Member and also leads up the Women of NexCore movement.

Larry Cohn


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 United States. He is a graduate of the Harvard School of Business 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, The Ninjas Fighting Lymphedema Foundation, ReVitalize St. Louis and is an active volunteer in the community.

Kevin Cohn


Kevin Cohn is NexCore’s CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and comes to NexCore from the University of Illinois. He’s taught on the uses of various technology platforms like Google, Zapier, Microsoft and PowerPoint. Kevin loves the problem-solving components of technology and the diversity of the technical creativity that NexCore allows. His favorite part of being at NexCore is the variety of programs offered utilizing top-of-the-line equipment and cutting edge technology.

Taylor Miller

Client Communications Manager

Taylor is our Client Communications Manager and heads up our Virtual Solutions Division. She blends her skill for organization with her passion for helping people. Taylor has volunteered her time to help senior citizens and has also been active with young women empowered. She has a desire and drive for helping empower young women in the workplace. She currently serves on the board for ReVitalize St. Louis.

Nicholas Shelvy

Management Trainee

As the only second generation member of the NexCore team, Nicholas aspires to one day run the entire NexCore family of companies.