Financial Firm Oyster Consulting Opens Chicago Office

Industry veterans Michael Nolan and Patrick Blackburn will focus on operational and management consulting for trading and markets.

Oct 18, 2011, 11:22 ET from Oyster Consulting



RICHMOND, Va., Oct.18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After only three years in business, Oyster Consulting is opening a Chicago office led by Mike Nolan and Pat Blackburn. As former leaders at Terra Nova, The Chicago Corporation and Merrill Lynch, both professionals will enhance Oyster's breadth of financial consulting services.

"At Oyster Consulting, we are constantly striving to improve our client experience, so we embraced the opportunity to build a new office around Mike and Pat's deep expertise," explains Buddy Doyle, Principal and Managing Director.

In addition to providing trading operational, management and compliance consulting, Nolan will lead the Chicago office as Managing Director. Prior to joining Oyster Consulting, he dedicated nearly 20 years to helping financial firms efficiently and cost-effectively create lasting returns on their investments. His experience includes:

  • Principal, Adept, Inc.
  • President and CEO, COO, Terra Nova Financial Group, Inc.
  • Manager of Operations, Archipelago, LLC

As Relationship Manager, Blackburn will leverage nearly 30 years of experience in equities, options, trading, execution and clearing to help Oyster clients develop tailored operational solutions. His past roles include:

  • Managing Director and Head of Broadcort Execution Services, Merrill Lynch
  • Executive Vice President, ABN AMRO
  • Director and Member Board of Directors, The Chicago Corporation
  • Chairman of Clearing Procedures Committee, Chicago Board Options Exchange

"Mike and Pat bring deep, cutting-edge electronic trading and markets expertise," says Doyle. "We look forward to sharing their perspective and insight with our clients in Chicago and nationwide."

The new office is located at 200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Their phone number is 312.775.0175.


Richmond-based Oyster Consulting focuses on creating simplicity in a complex environment. The firm currently has consultants in seven cities supporting wealth management and asset-servicing firms with audit, regulatory, compliance, financial, strategic management, operational and technology consulting services. Their team of more than 40 consultants brings over six centuries of combined experience as Senior Executives (CEO, COO, CAO, CCO, CRO, CFO and Legal Counsel), Program Managers, Developers, Department Managers, Business Analysts and Subject Matter Experts. Oyster Consulting's practical solutions help broker/dealers, investment advisors, hedge funds, mutual funds, ETFs and private equity firms protect and grow their businesses.

Buddy Doyle
Principal and Managing Director


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