Most recently, Chris served as an Investment Banker with Stifel Nicolaus providing statistical and analytical advice to finance executives. His responsibilities at Bretwood includes public finance, asset management, and providing strategic advice to various public and private entities. Chris joined Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc., now known as Stifel Nicolaus, in 2010. Starting in 2010 as a Public Finance Banking Associate, Chris quickly rose through the ranks surpassing most of his peers, to become Vice President.
Chris has a Master’s degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University. Chris’ journey at Vanderbilt began when he was offered a scholarship with the Vanderbilt University Football team and he played the position of linebacker from 2005-2009. While Chris is a talented athlete and sports fanatic, he had an equally goal-oriented focus with his choices of coursework while at Vanderbilt. This includes, but is not limited to, corporate valuation, venture capital, private equity, equity markets, risk management, economics and econometrics. Chris also has a Series 50 securities license.
Chris is a Birmingham, Alabama native, and outside of work has varied interests such as sports, fitness, music and film as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Birmingham Airport Authority. A family man, Chris loves spending time with his wife, son and granddaughter.