Christopher (Chris) is passionate about being informed on current events and understating their dynamic effect on global markets. He believes that executing a defined and disciplined investment process is one of the most essential parts of financial planning.
Chris works with individuals and families to create strategic investment strategies that reflect their investment goals. He also works with his corporate clients to design and manage their company retirement plans as well as develop and deliver employee financial education.
Chris leads VLP’s Investment Committee which meets quarterly to review our asset allocation and analyze our performance. His team works to identify any changes that need to be made in holdings or target asset allocations.
Chris is frequently quoted in many various news outlets and is a tenured board member for the Financial Planning Association (FPA) National Capital Area Chapter.
Chris’ Professional Credentials:
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
- Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP)
- Passed Level I of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) exam
- Bachelors of Science in Finance from Virginia Tech
Getting to Know Chris
Chris lives in Fairfax with his wife Stephanie, and pup, Ronnie. Chris is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, and frequently visits his family there. He enjoys watching sports and spending time with his friends and family.
Place Chris Would Most Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Book: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Favorite Movie: Big Daddy
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
What Motivates Chris: Helping others
Something on Chris’ Bucket List: Attending a Stanley Cup Final Game