Brian Korienek
Brian KorienekSenior Associate Advisor at Goldstone Financial Group

About Brian Korienek

Brian Korienek has always had a passion for helping people. He enjoys being able to help clients reach their financial goals, and as a Senior Associate Advisor for Goldstone Financial Group, he is in the perfect position to do just that. As a key member of the Goldstone team, Korienek guides individuals and families on a path toward a financially secure retirement.

Brian Korienek’s career wasn’t initially focused on the interpersonal work that he finds so rewarding today. When Korienek graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Business Management, he found himself working in a more analytical capacity for an agricultural commodities firm at the Chicago Board of Trade. As an analyst, Korienek was responsible for crunching numbers on a list of commodities and predicting how each was going to open on the market that day. Korienek enjoyed the work, but he knew he would be better served in a position that would allow him to engage with clients directly.

Eventually, Brian Korienek shifted into the advisory sector by taking on a job as an independent financial advisor. While he enjoyed the work and was in a better position to help people, he knew there was more he could do. Over time, Brian Korienek became frustrated by the limitations of his position as a company-affiliated advisor. The constraints of his job prevented him from reaching beyond his employer’s menu of financial products. He wanted to be able to help without restraints. 

Brian Korienek needed to find a firm that would allow him the freedom to go above and beyond for his clients. That’s when he found a home at Goldstone Financial Group. As a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA), Goldstone’s advisors are fiduciaries and are held to a higher ethical standard than non-fiduciary advisors. They have a moral and legal obligation to put their client’s needs first. This means they are not restricted to only certain products or certain companies. Goldstone advisors have the freedom to recommend any products that they believe will benefit their clients’ financial interests. 

Today, Korienek’s favorite task as an advisor is to bring a client’s investment portfolio into alignment with their true risk tolerance. Korienek enjoys helping others and to him, there is no better way to support his clients than helping them build a foundation for a secure financial future, and giving them the confidence and comfort they need for their retirement.

Brian Korienek is a Senior Associate Advisor for Goldstone Financial Group, serving individuals in the Chicagoland area. To learn more about Goldstone Financial Group, please visit