Chris grew up working alongside his father, uncles, and cousins in their family-owned manufacturing business in Michigan. This familial proximity provided Chris with a unique perspective on hard work and sacrifice, while exposing him to the challenges and opportunities that often occur with closely-held family-owned businesses.
A self-professed financial theory geek, Chris has a strange need to prove out financial models for himself in an Excel spreadsheet before accepting them as gospel. This passion for knowledge started with an economics degree from Vassar College, followed by a Master’s in Economics from Cambridge University in England. Chris then went on to serve as an adjunct professor at the Brandeis Graduate School of International Economics and Finance.
Chris spent much of his professional career leveraging his knowledge, experience, and insight for the betterment of large institutions. He authored several chapters in “The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities,” including one that was selected for the Chartered Financial Analyst Level III curriculum. Professionally, he has served as an institutional portfolio manager with Fidelity as well as a portfolio advisor with Wellington Management, Putnam Investments, and Zurich Scudder Investments.
With Chris, our clients are receiving world class portfolio management, critical thinking, and problem-solving strategies. Through his decades of institutional investment experience, Chris has gained valuable insight that he is now bringing to his individual clients at Heritage Investors.
In his personal life, Chris is an avid pilot. He frequently flies for Above the Clouds, a nonprofit organization that provides flight experiences for underprivileged or sick children, and for Pilot AirLift Services, a nonprofit that provides non-emergency medical transportation. When he is not airborne, his feet are firmly planted in his wine cellar collecting single malt scotch and fine wine.
Did you know:
Chris has a barrel of scotch maturing at Bruichladdich on the island of Islay in Scotland?
If you are ready to meet with Chris or another Heritage Business Advisor’s team member to discuss your business’s financial future, schedule a meeting today!