Chris is originally from our area but after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and having been involved with the ROTC in High School and college, he was commissioned as an officer in the US Army. Serving in Bagdad for 14 months he is certainly one of our heroes. He served in an infantry company with specialties in artillery and intelligence. His time in the military taught himself discipline, life skills and that there are no excuses.
While stationed in Nashville, he met his wife of three years, Shannon, who eventually introduced him to the owner of Gryphon Capital Group.
Gryphon is a Nashville based organization but does business in many of the 52 states. All of the wealth managers at Gryphon are ex-military. Their motto is “Guardians of your Wealth.” Gryphon Capital Group, LLC is an independently owned company which gives its advisors the freedom to make the appropriate recommendations and choices for their clients. The model of many traditional financial services firms are focused on selling a product, not educating and helping clients with solutions. Chris and his company put the client’s needs first. He realizes that families still continued to struggle with financial solutions to debt reduction, saving for retirement, selecting adequate life insurance and building an attainable financial plan. He also noted that families and businesses want a relationship with their advisor, that they are not just a number or a name on a long list of clients. Chris provides access to the assistance and education when and where they need it most. His ideal client is “regular people” and also military members.
Chris moved back to Danbury to be near family. He and Shannon enjoy relaxing and a good bottle of wine. Chris plays amateur Rugby at the National Level. His team was recently 5th in the nation. They also have an American Eskimo named Sadie and rag doll cat, Bella. He volunteers his time doing finances for the Walnut Hill Church and is active in the New Milford Rotary.
He believes his strengths include being a true extrovert and being very disciplined. He loves people and learning about their dreams. His key to success is to always keep going, never compromising or taking shortcuts.
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