Christopher J. James, APMA®, MBA

Christopher J. James, APMA®, MBA


“Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

Who is Christopher J. James?

Chris began working in the financial sector in 1993. He spent 18 years combined between Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, FTN National and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Fixed Income sales. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware, an MBA from the Kellstadt School of Business at DePaul University in 2003 and the Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor designation from the College of Financial Planning.

Chris has been married to his wife Peggy for 21 years. Chris and Peggy live in Hinsdale, Illinois where they keep busy raising their 4 children. He is a lifelong athlete who enjoys competing in various sports. He has completed a marathon and a triathlon, and enjoys running, golf and basketball, particularly with his children. He is an active member of his community and has coached his children in basketball, soccer, baseball, and flag football. Chris is a U.S Army Veteran of the 10th Mountain Division and is dedicated to Veteran’s causes. He has performed volunteer work for the Pat Tillman Foundation and Feed My Starving Children.  

Etiquette Expertise

Chris has deep experience in the financial services industry and understands the markets better than most. He is our go-to for insights on the latest market movements and what they mean for our clients.

Most Controversial Opinion

Why does anyone cut a round pizza pie into squares? Slices of pie are literally the easiest way to divide a circle... why would someone willingly cut a circle into squares?! 

Life Pride & Accomplishments

Chris is most proud of his family and for serving our country as an infantry platoon leader right out of college. "It was a true baptism by fire that taught me a lot about myself, our country and what it means to be part of something bigger than yourself."