Brian W. Upchurch JD, CPA, CFP®, CIMA

Brian W. Upchurch JD, CPA, CFP®, CIMA

President and Managing Director

Ball State University
Indiana University School of Law

B.S. Accounting, with honors
Doctor of Jurisprudence

Certified Public Accountant
Certified Investment Management Analyst
Certified Financial Planner™ Professional
Series 65

Industry Experience
Since 1987
1987-2005 – Ernst & Young – Partner and Area Director of Financial Planning
Ernst & Young Investment Advisors – Board of Directors

Column Experience
Co-founder – Since 2005

Muncie, Indiana

Fishers, Indiana

Indianapolis Zoo – Planned Giving Committee and Advisory Council
Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Alumni Association


Investment Management Consultants Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Indiana CPA Society 
Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Greater Indiana
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
Indiana Bar Association (past member)
Hawthorns Golf & Country Club
West Bay Beach and Golf Club – Estero, FL

Brian co-founded Column Capital in 2005 after serving as a Partner and Area Director of Financial Planning for Ernst & Young. He is primarily focused on the continued success of the firm and its clientele. He is equally committed to serving his clients’ financial, tax and investment planning needs. Brian and his wife Amy reside in the Geist area and have three children. He is an avid golfer and tennis player. He and his family attend Waterline Church in Fishers, Indiana.