Partner, Founder, Financial Planner · Orange County, CA / Jackson, WY

Christopher P. Van Slyke has been active in the financial communities of Southern California, Jackson, WY, and Austin, TX since 1992, when he began his career in financial services at Trust Company of the West (TCW) in Los Angeles. Since 1996, he has been an independent wealth manager and entrepreneur. Currently, Christopher serves on TD Ameritrade’s President’s Council, an advisory board that works with senior management to find ways to improve the industry. He is a past member of 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. Christopher is a regular contributor to the SiriusXM show Your Money and serves on the Advisor Council at Scottrade.

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Christopher also holds a BA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Christopher has been quoted or published in The Wall Street Journal, San Diego Union Tribune, Financial Planning, Smart Money, Financial Advisor, Boomer Market Advisor, MSN Money, Wealth and Retirement Planner,, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Del Mar Times, Money Magazine, and

An outdoorsman, Christopher enjoys skiing, golfing, and RV camping in Durango and southern Orange County, California. He also loves family activities with his young children and attending college football games.