Christopher St. John began his career in the financial services industry in 1999. Chris graduated with his Bachelor's 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, Retirement Income Certified Professional®, Accredited Behavioral Finance Professional℠, and, he is an Enrolled Agent.
Christopher's passion for helping people and his thirst for knowledge have 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. Currently, Christopher serves on the finance committee of his church and is also actively involved with Coastal Carolina University serving on several boards, including: Vice Chair of The Coastal Education Foundation, The Wall College Board of Visitors, and the Chair of Chanticleer Athletic Foundation. Christopher also enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, golf, and the guitar, and going fishing. He has four children: Rachel, Patrick, Connor, and Morgan, and he is married to his long-time sweetheart, Heather.