Erik O. Thompson, AAMS

Erik O. Thompson, AAMS


Phone: (614) 784-6000
Fax: (614) 784-6010

Erik O. Thompson joined Ascend Advisory Group as a full Partner in 2010. As a Financial Advisor, Erik's mission is to help his clients and their families reach their financial goals by providing comprehensive investment advice, portfolio management1, and retirement income strategies that can help build and preserve his clients' wealth. He takes pride in customizing individual investment plans for each client and delivering it with the highest level of personal service and professional integrity. Erik is backed by a full team of professionals at Ascend Advisory Group that assist him in helping clients reach their financial goals.

Erik serves a variety of clients including retirees, business owners, and working professionals. One of Erik's specialties is retirement planning for employees of the local phone company, AT&T, where he, and his team member David Thompson, CFP®, Financial Advisor, serve over 150 active and retired employees.

Erik's educational background includes earning his bachelor's degree in finance from Miami University in 1997. As a Financial Advisor, Erik earned the Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM designation (AAMS®) and holds Series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations, 9 and 10 supervisory registrations, Series 31, Managed Futures registration, as well as his life-insurance2, health-insurance, annuities and variable contracts licenses. Erik also serves as Branch Office Manager for Ascend Advisory Group, a role which requires the administration of regulatory compliance filings and procedures in accordance with industry rules and regulations.

Erik's past experience as a Financial Advisor from 1999 to 2004 includes working for Edward Jones Investments and as a Private Banker for First Chicago NBD Bank. In 2004, Erik founded Thompson Investments and served as Senior Financial Advisor and Registered Principal. Thompson Investments was ranked by the Columbus Business First publication among the top 20 local independent investment firms for both 2007 and 2008 in terms of assets under management. In 2013, Erik was recognized among the Top 40 Under 40 Independent Advisors3 in the country by

Outside of the office Erik has taught, “Fundamentals of Investing”, as an Adjunct Professor at Columbus State Community College. Erik attends regular fundraisers for his favorite local charity, Creative Living, an organization that helps young adults with physical disabilities. He has also volunteered for the Junior Achievement Program for Hoffman Trails Elementary School, where his wife, Stephanie, was a second grade teacher. Stephanie now stays home with their two boys, Sawyer and Beckett, born in 2009 and 2015 respectively. Erik is a golfer and member of Kinsale and Scioto Reserve Country Club.  Fitness is important to Erik and he has completed both the Columbus and Chicago Marathons.  More recently, in 2017, Erik competed and placed 5th in the “Masters Physique” category of the NPC Mike Francois Classic body building show in Westerville, Ohio.

1 Please carefully review the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network Advisory Disclosure Document for a full description of our services, including fees and expenses. Fee-based accounts are not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts, so they may not be suitable for all investors. During periods of lower trading activity, your costs might be lower if our compensation were based on commissions. 

2 Insurance products are offered through nonbank insurance agency affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company and are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies. Wells Fargo Advisors, is a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

3 Rankings based on data provided by the Top 35 Independent Broker Dealers based on headcount. Rankings based exclusively on assest under management. Investment performance is not an explicit component.

Investment and Insurance Products: | NOT FDIC Insured | NO Bank Guarantee | MAY Lose Value

Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. Ascend Advisory Group, LLC is a separate entity from WFAFN.

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