Chris is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. Upon graduation, he began his career in the financial services industry in 2002. Chris quickly learned the value of helping clients toward their financial goals. “It has been very satisfying to be able to apply my knowledge and experience to help people pursue their financial dreams.” In 2009, Chris co-founded Alchemy Financial Group with the goal of providing financial advice and strategies that are not tied to a particular company’s products or services.
Chris considers himself a lifelong student, and throughout his career has nurtured his love of learning. In addition to the required series 6 and 63 registrations, Chris obtained his series 7 for general securities and his general securities designated principle registration, the series 24, all securities registrations are held through Cambridge Investment Research. Chris holds a very prestigious certification in the financial planning industry, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™. To earn the CFP® certification, he had to complete an approved five course educational program, pass a rigorous two day examination and meet stringent experience requirements. To maintain the CFP® certification Chris must adhere to strict ethical standards and fulfill continuing education requirements.
Chris currently resides in Wilmette, IL with his wife and 3 children. When away from work, he enjoys golfing, hiking and spending time with friends and family.