November 30, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Brian A. Thompson is a clinical professor of economics at DePaul University. He serves as the director for the economics undergraduate program and is a member of the DEI committee for the Driehaus College of Business. Thompson has held varying roles across the financial industry, including his experience as a securities trader and investment advisor. His passion for entrepreneurship and equitable opportunity accessibility has driven his pursuits in business across retail, professional services and real estate. Through his training and strategy consultancy Black & Essington Solutions, he delivers impactful training and advisory services to companies and organizations. Thompson is frequently invited to be on panel discussions and to speak at industry conferences and leadership retreats. He holds an MSF from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and he received his MBA and Doctor of Business Administration from DePaul University, where he studied the effects of reference point adaptation and commitment escalation on financial decision-making.