Christopher St. John began his career in the financial services industry in 1999. Chris graduated with his Bachelors degree in both Accounting and Finance as well as his MBA from Coastal Carolina University. Chris also earned his Master of Science in Financial Services and his Doctor of Philosophy in Financial and Retirement Planning from The American College. Chris holds several professional certifications including: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, Chartered Advisor for Senior Living™, Chartered Life Underwriter®, Certified Fraud Examiner, Accredited Estate Planner®, Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy, and he is an Enrolled Agent.
Christopher’s passion of helping people coupled with his thirst for knowledge has allowed him to bring forth additional dimensions of value to his clients. In conjunction to working intimately with clients, he continuously strives to promote and maintain the integrity of the financial services industry through various manners. He also contributes to his community in several ways, such as his volunteer work as a financial expert on various local news stations and he has provided key input to state legislators in hopes of providing potential economic alternatives relating to Social Security reform. Additionally, he is a former professor at Horry Georgetown Technical College and previously served on the Strategic Financial Alliance, Inc.’s Strategic Advisory Council. Christopher is also actively involved with Coastal Carolina University serving on the four separate boards including: The Coastal Education Foundation, The Wall College Board of Visitors, the Chair of the Finance and Economics Advisory Board, and the Treasurer and Secretary of Chanticleer Athletic Foundation. Christopher also enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, golf, his guitar and, going fishing. He has four children: Rachel, Patrick, Connor and Morgan and is married to his long-time sweetheart, Heather.