We believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Our team of financial professionals can help you address:

  • Investing principles and strategies
  • Retirement investing and distribution strategies
  • Estate conservation issues
  • Risk management

We can also answer your questions, including:

  • Can I retire early?
  • Are my investments working hard enough?
  • What’s the best approach for college savings?
  • What are the elements of a sound estate strategy?
  • Do I have enough life insurance for my family?

Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We specialize in creating an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.


John Duckworth, CFP®


(630) 541-8827

My focus and passion is to help our clients strive to get their financial house in perfect order. This is an awesome responsibility and I love the work of putting together, implementing, reviewing, and updating financial plans...

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Brandy Harrington, CFP®


(630) 796-6385

My passion is helping people, whether that’s in my professional or personal life. I enjoy partnering with clients helping them to be good stewards of money and get their financial house in perfect order...

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Joel Riley, CFP®


(630) 541-8768

Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping a client gain control of their finances. I have seen how reducing financial stress improves all aspects of life...

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Jeanne Thomas

Director of Client Relations

(630) 216-4230

I have a real passion for advocating for others and when I joined Black Diamond Planners in 2015, I happily found a place where I am part of a team that helps clients get their financial houses in perfect order...

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Maggie Shields

Client Service Associate

(630) 442-1777

Helping others brings me joy, and that is why I was excited to join the Black Diamond Planners team. It has given me the opportunity to support clients in getting their financial houses in perfect order. My responsibilities include...

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Liubov Cherniaieva

Client Service Intern

I met Brandy Harrington when I received an undergraduate studies scholarship from the Zonta Club of St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia. We stayed in touch and then the opportunity arose for me to gain some experience in the financial field...

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