About Brian A. Thompson

Brian A. Thompson


Brian is the founder of Black & Essington Solutions, LLC and Black & Essington Capital, LLC. Brian has extensive consulting and financial services experience. He previously consulted new and existing business on strategic and performance improvement. He now brings his thoughtful and consultative approach to working with clients to help them target and build plans to reach their financial goals. Prior to founding Black & Essington Solutions, Brian was a securities trader and analyst for boutique propitiatory trading firms in Chicago. He also managed a family real estate business and co-founded a multi-location martial arts instruction and promotions company. His business development experience includes being a field sales manager for a home entertainment company. Brian is an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University and the University of St. Francis teaching courses in economics and finance.

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University
Doctorate in Business Administration (Candidate Class of 2019)

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University
MBA in Business Strategy & Decision-Making and Finance

The Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology
M.S.in Finance

Governors State University
B.A Business Administration

Functional Expertise
Long-term strategic planning, Risk management, Strategic Asset Allocation, Economic Analysis

Industry Experience
Retail, professional services, financial services, and education

Personal Interests
Triathlon competition and training, mentoring, and traveling with my wonderful wife

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