Nicholas C Reilly

Nicholas C. Reilly

President & Principal

Nick Reilly, President & Principal of HORAN Capital Advisors, is a highly experienced investment professional and member of HORAN’s executive leadership team. Nick specializes in the unique areas of portfolio construction and risk management strategies. Both families and institutions have benefited from Nick’s extensive knowledge in risk management, tax efficient wealth transfer and alternative investment portfolio integration. Nick is truly a dedicated advisor to the firm’s clientele. 

Prior to joining HORAN Capital Advisors, Nick worked with Fifth Third Bank where he established their alternative investment platform. This integrated platform consisted of equity option solutions, structured products, exchange funds, commodity funds, hedge funds and private equity. Nick’s career began as an options market maker on the Chicago Board Options Exchange where he managed private money to maximize portfolio returns and minimize risk. His responsibilities included volatility trading and the identification of market arbitrage, while his depth of trading experience included the S&P 500 Index, S&P 100 Index, Nasdaq Index and Russell 2000 Index. His membership experience includes nominations to various CBOE Trading Committees.

In 2013, Nick was selected as a winner of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 Award. This award has been given annually to young professionals since 1995, recognizing individuals for their accomplishments in shaping the community’s future. He is currently active within the community including positions within St. Joseph Orphanage, St. Xavier High School and St. Ursula Academy.  


Awards & Recognition

  • Winner of the 2013 Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty Under 40 Award, 2013
  • Winner of the 2012 LEGACY Next Generation Leader Award (NLGA) in Business & Finance 


  • St. Joseph Orphanage - Board of Advisors, 2012 Spring for the Stars Co-Chair
  • All Saints Parish – Member, Finance Committee (2009 Chair), 2011 Spectacular Co-Chair
  • St. Xavier High School – Hall of Fame Nomination Committee, Past Development Activities Committee, Past Endowment Committee
  • St. Ursula Academy – Endowment Committee Member


  • Miami University - B.S. Business Administration
  • CAIA Level II Candidate
  • FINRA Series 7 & 63 registrations
  • Investment Professional Since 1999