With over two decades in the financial services industry, Chris offers much expertise in comprehensive investment planning services, with specialized knowledge in high net worth investment management. He focuses on working with successful families, retirees and business owners, seeking to bring clients financial independence and confidence through sound financial guidance. Chris delivers honest advice as he works with clients to design a strategy that thoughtfully pursues their financial goals.
Before founding Astra Wealth Advisors, Chris was a senior vice president and branch manager at Wells Fargo Advisors. In 2010 and 2012 he was named a top 100 branch manager in the U.S. by On Wall Street magazine 1. Most recently in 2018, he was named a Premier Advisor by Wells Fargo Advisors 2. He began his career as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley in 1994, later becoming vice president and branch manager at the firm's Stroudsburg branch. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Wilkes University.
Chris stays active in his community as treasurer for the Country Club of Scranton. He previously served as the treasurer for Voluntary Action Center of Northeast Pennsylvania and provides fundraising support for various local charities. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and golfing.
1. On Wall Street - Ranking based on nominations from peers and firms. Nominees are evaluated on leadership; their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors and dedication to superior client service. Winners are chosen by a panel of independent judges. The award is not reflective of past investment performance or of client satisfaction.
2. The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network as measured by business production, completion of educational components and professionalism.