top of page


BlackVest is a platform created to educate through the sharing of personal experiences and tools proven to help boost financial success, businesses, positive credit ratings and personal growth.  Faith, hard work, and determination combined with the right toolkit, can help you achieve the goals you’ve set for your future self. 


Please do be mindful that the information provided –should you choose to utilize it, isn't foolproof and no financial decisions are made without assuming a certain level of risk.  We are not financial advisors 

The information and tools provided have historically been used to change the dynamic of a financial well-being. 


Every financial situation is different but the habits of success are often the same.

  Our tools and resources can help you with: 

  • Day to day financial decision making

  • Debt management and elimination

  • Bill payment and resolutions

  • SELF credit repair (how to guide)

the team


DeShawn is a Man of God, a husband, and father of two wonderful children.  He has worked in the financial industry for over 14 years.  During that time he hadn’t always had a grip on his own financial situation.  He got to a point where he found himself helping others achieve their financial goals, meanwhile he didn’t have a credit score high enough to rent a free movie. 


It wasn’t until a couple of years into his marriage that he realized it was time to take back their happiness.  DeShawn often says “take a seat at the table, not just be ok with being in the room” and that’s exactly what he did.  He has achieved success that most thought was impossible.  As the current Deputy Treasurer for the county he resides in, he has been a bank Vice President and has helped fund some of Champaign-Urbana's most successful businesses.  DeShawn has taken it upon himself to help others who may find themselves in similar financial struggles as he did years ago.  He has vowed to help bridge the gap for people wanting to go from poverty or a lack of “know how”, to being informed and in a position to achieve the success that they  dreamed of having.  

bottom of page