CHRISTOPHER VAN SLYKE, CFP®FOUNDER, FINANCIAL PLANNER CA / WY
A Founder with Passion
Fueled by his passion for empowering people and armed with decades of financial planning experience, Christopher founded WorthPointe. He wanted to build a wealth management firm that went beyond the norm and exceeded clients’ expectations to create a secure financial future tailored to their individual needs. True to this vision, he fostered a dedicated team of seasoned advisors who not only make client satisfaction their highest priority, but who also take ownership in the firm’s future. Making WorthPointe a technology driven space to fortify it for decades to come, Christopher and his team stay current and continue to develop themselves professionally and personally. Inspiring people to live their best lives permeates every aspect of Christopher’s approach to leadership, and WorthPointe’s strength comes from this spirit of collaborative camaraderie and commitment to excellent service.
Christopher’s long history in finance began in 1992, when he began his career with Trust Company of the West (TCW) in Los Angeles. In 2000, he officially became an independent wealth manager and entrepreneur. He currently serves on the Advisor Council at Scottrade and on TD Ameritrade’s President’s Council, an advisory board that works with senior management to find ways to improve the industry. In the past, he was on the board of directors of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Austin, San Diego, and Los Angeles as well as the western region board of directors for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Christopher holds a BA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
You may have heard Christopher sharing his thoughts on wealth management over the radio waves; he’s a regular contributor to the SiriusXM show, Your Money. He has been published or quoted in numerous journals, newspapers, and sites, including The Wall Street Journal, San Diego Union Tribune, Financial Planning, Smart Money, Financial Advisor, Boomer Market Advisor, MSN Money, Wealth and Retirement Planner, thestreet.com, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Del Mar Times, Money Magazine, and MorningstarAdvisor.com.
Christopher leads an active life with his wife, 3 young children and with another one on the way! Among the many hobbies they enjoy together are skiing, golfing, Netflix bingeing, and attending college football games. The family also loves to hit the road in their RV, taking long trips to see the country and camping in the scenic regions of the Western US. Colorado and southern Orange County, CA.
Recent Writings by CHRISTOPHER
There is a Human Behind that Portfolio... by CHRISTOPHER VAN SLYKE
The Investment Unicorn... by CHRISTOPHER VAN SLYKE
Net Worth and Fee Only Pricing: What You Need to Know... by CHRISTOPHER VAN SLYKE