President and Financial Advisor
Chris is the president and financial advisor of Guardian Investments. He is an experienced professional who has been serving clients since 2008. Chris has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager in Delaware every year since 2013*. A graduate of Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, he got his start in the financial services business in 1992 as a regional manager with Primerica Financial Services. He later operated a branch office for Edward Jones Investments in Ocean View, Delaware, from 2008 to 2010. In January 2011, Chris became a financial advisor for BIG Investment Services, one of the largest financial advisory firms in Delaware.
Based on years of experience, his commitment to personal integrity, and hearing from clients about what they need and value most, Chris founded Guardian Investments in 2018. Guardian Investments was established to help clients focus on what really matters to them and their dreams and aspirations for the future.
In addition to partnering with his clients to reach their goals, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenagers and waterfowl hunting with his son and their dog, Winston. Chris enjoys investing in his community as well as area businesses. He currently serves as secretary of the school board at Delmarva Christian Schools.
*The Five Star Wealth Manager Award is based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 507 Delaware area wealth managers were considered for the award; 59 (12 percent of candidates) were named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award may vary from year to year.) These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.
Kristi is from Dover, Delaware. During her time working with the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, she gained knowledge and expertise in business marketing. She also has experience in customer service, restaurant marketing, and compliance from her time spent working with Chick-fil-A and Steritech. She is a graduate of Clarks Summit University, with a degree in women’s studies, and an alumna of Leadership Central Delaware, class of 2017.
She is committed to serving you with excellent customer service and client care. She is always willing to go the extra mile when it comes to getting to know you and providing the personal care you deserve.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach and with her family and friends.