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Chris is passionate about mentoring and helping young professionals. He is actively involved in the leadership of Northwestern Mutual in Richmond. Chris recently served as the President of the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association where he helped increase the organizations scholarship levels. He holds the title of field director and works with new financial professionals in their business development. Chris married his wife, Lindsay, in 2014 and they reside in Short Pump. They have one child, Carson. Chris grew up in western Hanover County and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a degree in marketing.

Q&A

Why choose a career in financial planning? 

What has always attracted me to this career has been the ability to be independent and to work directly with people. Being a financial planner allows me to do both by working with clients on a personal level and help them to solve their problems. It's so unique to run this business where I can build these great relationships with people who I can ultimately call my friends.

Why settle in Richmond?

I was born here but went to Virginia Tech for college. When I came back after school, I felt like it was a different city. I didn't get a lot of exposure to the city growing up in Hanover County, so it was a new experience. I like Richmond for its atmosphere, style and proximity to the mountains, the beach, and Washington, D.C. I also have a lot of friends and family here.

Favorite things to do in RVA?

I really like Richmond's festivals and growing craft brewery scene. There is always something to see and do. Now that I have a young son, I'm really looking forward to going to festivals and exploring Richmond in a different way.

What are you passionate about in the community?

I'm passionate about giving back and mentoring. I really think that Richmond has a lot to offer so anytime I can be involved in all the changes going on in the city, it try to be. I'm also passionate about family and Virginia Tech football! 

What are you passionate about professionally?

I'm passionate about helping people get where they want to go. I think it's incredibly rewarding to see someone after 6 or 8 years and to pull up their financial plan from the first time we met. I love seeing that they are either out of debt, have saved up for the home they wanted to buy, are about to retire, or are just completely stress free because they know where they are going, have a plan, and are on track for that plan.

 

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