Joel Riley, CFP®

Joel Riley, CFP®


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.

I am thankful to have great role models in my family and throughout my career who have shaped my perspective on how money and emotion are so closely linked.

When John and I started Black Diamond Planners in 2013, we developed a unique process to help clients navigate this emotional landscape and confidently plan for a more certain future. Our process helps clients gain financial clarity as we work toward getting their financial house in perfect order.

I enjoy giving back to my community at a local and international level. I have focused my philanthropic efforts on my church, the sight and hearing impaired, children in poverty, and youth stuck in our judicial system.

I graduated from DePauw University and have spent my entire career counseling others on financial issues. I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and I am active in the Financial Planning Association, and the DuPage Estate Planning Council.

I’m a proud father of three active and free-spirited young adults. In addition, I’m an avid skier, an old soccer player, and frustrated golfer.

Please call me at (630) 541-8768 if you would like to discuss the possibility of working together.