Rich Essig

Rich Essig

Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, Nolan Financial

Rich Essig

Richard Essig currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development for Nolan Financial. In this role, Mr. Essig helps drive the growth, scalability and expansion of Nolan Financial with responsibility for strategic planning and commercial operations. Prior to joining Nolan Financial, Mr. Essig spent 12 years in commercial leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry spanning R&D, sales, marketing, and corporate strategy. Richard also served as a marketing advisor for an award-winning health care tech start-up, Symcat. Richard is an adjunct faculty member in the business department at his alma mater, West Chester University of PA and executive mentor at the Alfred Lerner College of Business at the University of Delaware.

Mr. Essig holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his series 6 and 63 licenses. During his free time, Mr. Essig enjoys chess, photography, computer programming and attending theater with his wife, Christine, a former Broadway actress.


  • Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am

    Financial Reform: The Social Selling Act of 2015

    • Robert Knop, Assistant Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Pacific Life
    • Rich Essig, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, Nolan Financial
    • Chris Andrews, Strategic Planning Manager, Wells Fargo
    • Greg Davis, Director of Sales, Sales Solutions, LinkedIn

    Over the years, the Financial Service sector has seen its’ fair share of ups and downs due to the regulated nature of this industry. The challenge for institutions to discover new and efficient ways to thrive in a global business environment has been vital. The market and landscape has changed as technologies have evolved and allowed consumers to become savvier while competition has vastly increased. Financial institutions are turning to social media and social selling in particular to overcome these challenges and rise above their competition. Social networks have become increasingly vital for agents, advisors and revenue producers to leverage in order to remain relevant, engaged and competitive to emerge as marketing leaders in this industry.