“My approach began far from the realm of finance with a career trajectory spanning academia, the private sector, and five continents. Initially my research was put to use in my own personal situation. As others found value in what I had learned and shared, a business was born. I founded the NorthStar group in 2006. Together we built a wealth management firm dedicated to applying the academic principles of behavioral finance and investment management to help families make strong financial decisions.”
“I enjoy learning about people, especially what drives and concerns them. I find real satisfaction in simplifying the financial lives of interesting people to help them live their best lives.”
Providence Day School, Board of Trustees (Chair 2018-present; Trustee 2014-present)Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Board of Directors (2016-2020) CAAC Stewardship Foundation, Endowment Fund Manager (2020-present)
University of Hawai’i, M.S. (Astronomy; 1996) and Ph.D. (Astronomy; 2001)University of Virginia, B.A. with Highest Distinction (Physics & Astronomy; 1994)
Chris is a native Charlottean. He lives in the Queen City with his wife Rita and two children. When he’s not busy being a father, Chris volunteers with science outreach. He enjoys giving public lectures, visiting schools, and organizing hands-on demonstrations to promote awareness and understanding of science.