What Inspires You?

See what inspires us!

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a great video is worth considerably more.

Your passion tells a story.
Stories are our passion.

Come use our industry knowledge and production skills to tell yours.

See how we do it in the video.

Products & Services

With your looks and our video...

A short video on a new product or service can help your sales and marketing efforts, plus valuable time for both you and your customers.

Each video can be customized with interviews, animation, graphics, archival video footage, original music, still images and more.

Don’t sweat it. The video will look good, it’ll get to the point and get the conversations going.


Event Promo/Recap

Capture the moment

Want to create some buzz for your event? Want to creatively use content from an event for your website?

JLP gets you and your viewers past those 90 minute panels with innovative video that can be used before or after an event. And people will actually watch and find it useful.  

Here is a sample:

  • Corporate event/roadshow

  • Live performance

  • Conference/seminar/education

Personal and Company Profiles

Let the world see the real you.

Sometimes to sell your service or product, you need to tell your story in your own words rather than in a brochure. Profile videos do that, and no, you don’t need to be a pro on camera.

JLP works directly with your firm throughout the process, from scripting and interview preparation to editing and post-production.

Past and current projects:

  • Management/Employee Profiles

  • CTA/Manager Profiles (NFA Compliant)

  • Company Overviews

Animation and Graphics

Hey, that looks cool, because it is.

No, we’re not Pixar or Dreamworks, but we don’t charge what they do either.

Cool graphics and helpful animations help make a video move along, help people understand what you’re trying to say and let’s face it, make your firm look like you really did hire Hollywood to do your video.

Company Bumpers

Bumper = Branding and you are always branding

Your firm works hard at marketing its logo and image. Bumpers take that up to another level.

So what’s a bumper? Take a look at these and you’ll get it, not to mention some ideas for your very own bumper.


We love history, and stories worth telling.

Some things are worth celebrating, commemorating and documenting.

For companies celebrating a milestone, or have a story worth sharing, a longer documentary can be powerful. Take a look at John Lothian Productions’ full-length feature celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). Another is in the works for RJ O’Brien & Company’s 100th anniversary.

The Team

Your business video experts

JLP_logoJohn Lothian Productions is the video production division of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. (JJLCO).

Our editorial team has decades of experience in the global financial markets. We understand and know how to tell a market participant’s story. Our video and design team know how to craft videos that are visually compelling, insightful and valuable

Jim Kharouf


Jim Kharouf, president and editor-in-chief, has covered the financial markets as a journalist for over 20 years. In 2006, he partnered with John Lothian in the development and co-founding of the Environmental Markets Newsletter.  

Patrick Lothian


Patrick Lothian is head of video production. He also acts as media director at The Public House Theatre in Chicago and owner of Patrick Lothian Design, a freelance photography, video and design company.

RJ Roxas


RJ Roxas, video editor, producer and composer of original music for John Lothian Productions, is a 2012 graduate of Columbia College Chicago. He also acts as lead coordinator of the MarketsWiki Education video series and web site.

Doug Ashburn


Doug Ashburn, vice president and editor-at-large, is a 20-year veteran derivatives trader who has recently "reinvented himself" as a financial journalist. He also assists in sales and business development at John J. Lothian & Company.  

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