Meet Our Team

 Edward E. Blacka, Jr.              

 Founding Partner 

 Fiduciary Financial Planner  

 Investment Advisor Representative

 Registered Representative


Ed Blacka is the founding member and President of Blacka Financial Consulting. For over 25 years, Ed  has been  providing his clients with professional advice for all their insurance and investment needs.

 Ed holds the FINRA Series 6, Series 63 and 65 Registration. Ed holds his Insurance Licenses in 10 states as well, Life, Accident and Health Insurance and Property and Casualty Insurance licenses. He is a graduate of Westminster College with a BA in Communications.

Ed's professional affiliations include membership in the Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Chapters of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC).

Ed's professional objective is to be his clients most trusted advisor. 



Zachary S. Blacka

 Registered Representative

Property & Casualty Specialist

Marketing Coordinator


Zachary Blacka graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Spring of 2015, studying Organizational Communication. Upon returning home to Pittsburgh, he decided to join the Family Business alongside of his father, Edward. Zach's Marketing experience stems largely from his time spent working as an intern and Game Day staff with the Pittsburgh Steeler's. He continues to assist with youth football for the Steeler's and also contributes to the marketing efforts at Mt. Hope Golf Course, located outside of Meadville, PA.

Zachary holds his PA Life Accident & Health license, PA Property & Casualty license, as well as his 6 & 63                                                          security licenses.




Sydney Contraguerro

Practice Manager 


Sydney Contraguerro graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration - Finance. She began working for Blacka Financial Consulting as an intern in the Summer of 2017 and came aboard full time in January of 2018 upon graduation. Sydney is also an instructor at her families own Contraguerro Martial Arts located in Plum. As practice manager at Blacka Financial, Sydney's responibilities include supporting the advisors in managing and organizing office work flow, providing client relationship support through interacting directly with clients, and performing other practice management tasks relating to client service as needed. 




Lucas Blacka 

Property & Casualty Consultant 

Customer Service Representative 

Marketing Associate


Lucas attended Thiel College where he studied media communications and played rugby. After graduating in the Spring of 2018, Lucas decided to join the family business with his father Edward and brother Zachary. Lucas's responsibilities include servicing and consulting property and casualty cases, staying up to date with client information, and providing an online presence so Blacka Financial can be conveniently available for our clients. 




Securities and advisory services offered through Centaurus Financial, Inc. Member of FINRA and SIPCA Registered Investment Advisor: 540 Fort  Evans Road NE, Suite 200, Leesburg VA 20176, (800)-880-4234.  Blacka Financial Consulting and Centaurus Financial, Inc. are not affiliated. This is not an offer to sell securities, which may be done after proper delivery of a  prospectus and client suitability has been reviewed and determined. Information relating to securities is intended for use by individuals residing in PA, OH, WV, MD, VA, LA, & AR.