Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
Chris has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Chris began his career at Edward Jones then joined Merrill in 1995. He utilizes the firm's extensive tools and resources in his commitment to provide Premier Wealth Management services to a select group of families, businesses and corporate executives. He is committed to guiding each client in all aspects of their financial lives and providing the best possible strategies to address the unique aspects of each client's situation. He employs a consistent, disciplined, coordinated approach which focuses on clients' long-term and short-term needs while removing the emotional element which can negatively impact the decision-making process. Chris helps clients make more informed decisions about the growth and preservation of their assets and estate while at the same time simplifying their lives. He recognizes that while investment markets are unpredictable, the qualities of trust, integrity, and superior client service are the foundation for outstanding long-term relationships.
Chris provides a wide range of services, including investment and banking management, liability management, tax minimization strategies, estate planning services, wealth transfer strategies, college planning and rule 10b5-1 planning.
Chris balances his career with family and volunteering in the community. He has coached or volunteered for La Jolla Coastal Bay Softball, La Jolla Youth Soccer, La Jolla Youth Baseball and the La Jolla YMCA. He's a current board member of the Foundation of La Jolla High School and former board member for the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex in La Jolla. In his free time he enjoys; mountain biking, skiing & snowboarding, fishing, and core training. Chris resides in La Jolla with his wife Colleen and their two children Karynn & Connor.
*Banking Services are through Bank of America, N.A.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.
San Diego State University
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1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
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