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 — exceeding clients’ expectations to create secure financial futures tailored to their individual needs. True to this vision, he fostered a dedicated team of seasoned advisors who make client satisfaction their highest priority and take ownership in the firm’s future. Making WorthPointe a technology-driven space to be fortified 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 has been active in the financial communities in Southern California; Jackson, WY ; and Texas since 1992, when he began his career in financial services at Trust Company of the West (TCW) in Los Angeles. Since 1996, he’s been an independent wealth manager and entrepreneur, and he’s a past member of the board of directors of The Financial Planning Association (FPA) of San Diego, Austin and Los Angeles as well as the western region board of directors for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Christopher serves on the President’s Council at TD Ameritrade. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, he 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 and four young children. Among the many hobbies they enjoy together are golfing, skiing, snowboarding, camping and attending college football games. The family also loves to hit the road in their RV, taking long trips to see the country and visiting the scenic regions of the Western U.S.; Colorado; and southern Orange County, Calif.
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