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About Us

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Antonio L. Soler, MBA, MIM

Executive Vice President


Antonio L. Soler is Executive Vice Presdient and Sr. Managing Director of the Broughton Investment Group.  Raised overseas as the son of a foreign diplomat and in the U.S. for 25+ years, Tony has pursued diverse, pedigreed academic and business careers, most recently post-graduate certificates in Public Administration (Indiana University-SPEA) and International Economic Development (Johns Hopkins-SAIS).

An Ivy League graduate from Cornell University (BA in Government and International Economic Relations), Mr. Soler speaks, reads and writes four languages fluently (English, Spanish, French and Portuguese), having conducted professional and personal business in over 15 countries across four continents over the past twenty years.  After Cornell University, Mr. Soler worked in major metropolitan-area banks and at a law firm before deciding to pursue dual-language graduate degrees in international financial and strategic management at U.S.-based American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird- MIM ‘97), and in Europe’s Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresa (ESADE-MBA ‘98).

Antonio’s core work experience encompasses the commercial credit evaluation of complex transactions, from client prospecting, due diligence, underwriting, negotiations and documentation, to back-end portfolio/account management, workouts/restructurings, distressed asset sales and divestitures/spin-offs. Notable business accomplishments include completion of GE Capital’s Risk Management Leadership Development Program, Boeing’s Executive Training for Globalization Seminar and consistently superior performance in a variety of mission-critical business credit operations and financial risk management roles during his decade-long tenure at both U.S. manufacturing & financial services corporate conglomerates.

Antonio has recently moved to the Miami area, where he looks forward to enhance his personal and professional development.  He enjoys the company of life-long friends in the South Florida area, traveling to see family in his native Spain, watching/playing a variety of sports, and reading up on modern history and current events at the cross-roads of global capital markets and socio-economic public policy developments.

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Anthony L. Ackerman, RICP

Vice President


Tony Ackerman, RICP, is Vice President and Senior Financial Planner for The Broughton Investment Group, Inc. (The BIG, Inc.) in Houston, Texas.  His career in financial advising began in 2007 when he joined New England Financial and New England Securities.   During his early years in the business, Mr. Ackerman became certified in financial planning for families with special needs children or adults.    He is also a Retirement Income Certified Professional® from the American College of Financial Services. 

A fifth generation Houstonian, Mr. Ackerman attended Memorial High School and completed his Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Management at Rice University.  He chairs the Rice Business Network for Rice University Alumni.  He is very active in his church and serves his community as a longtime member of the National Exchange Club.   He has five grown children and enjoys spending time with family and friends. 

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Lila Washington

Senior Paraplanner



Lila Washington is a Senior Paraplanner for The Broughton Investment Group, Inc. (The BIG, Inc.) in Houston, Texas.  She began her career in the financial services industry in the 1990’s working with IDS Financial Services (now Ameriprise Financial Services) and Charles Schwab and Company.  During her early years in the business, Lila held securities and insurance licenses to advise clients. She is also a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional. A native Houstonian, Lila graduated from Rice University where she was a member of the Women’s Track and Field team. In her spare time, she likes to teach financial literacy and spend time with her family and friends. 

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Scott King

Director of Security & Logistics


Mr. King was born in Dunedin, Fl. in 1971 to a mortgage banker mother and master electrician father. In 1978 his father accepted a career advancing position that took the family to Houston, TX. Once in Houston, Scott had a typical education, graduating from Stratford High School and continuing on to Houston Community College as a music major. During this time he realized retail management was to be his calling and discontinued his musical pursuits to focus on his retail career.

Beginning as a store manager for Diamond Shamrock by the age of twenty he moved on to big box retail as the Customer Service Manager for OfficeMax in River Oaks, the company’s highest volume location in Houston. Then, in 1997, moved on to Best Buy and, subsequently, the discipline change that would define his retail career – Loss Prevention. Capitalizing on the excellent work ethic and integrity instilled in him by his mother, within short order Scott was supervising the loss prevention departments in multiple locations and assuming leadership roles in new store openings. Mr. King has completed many phases of private security detail, loss-prevention, and logistics.  He is a valuable part of the BIG family of companies.

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