Vice President- Investment Officer

Chris Thompson has been a Financial Advisor serving our community for the last 25 years. He obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards in 2004 and the CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELOR™ designation awarded by the College of Financial Planning in 2011.

In 2012, Chris attained his NMLS mortgage license #521710.  For three years now, including 2017, he has attained Premier Advisor status with Wells Fargo Advisors.  The Premier Advisors designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors and reflects a high level of standards as measured by one or more of the firm's criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices. 

Chris worked for 19 years with Merrill Lynch before joining Wells Fargo Advisors. Before entering this business, he served six years in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant on the USS W.S. SIMS (FF-1059) in Mayport and received the Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement medals.

Chris was born in Memphis, TN, raised in Chattanooga, TN, and graduated from Vanderbilt University on a four year Navy ROTC scholarship. He earned his Eagle Scout in 1980 and his sons are fourth generation Eagle Scouts in his family. Chris has been happily married to Stephanie Bures of St Petersburg for the last 29 years, and they have five lovely children - John (21), Stephen (18), Mary (16), James (12), and Mark (5).

He is actively involved in many organizations: Board Member with Boy Scouts of America North Florida District, past Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 473 for over 10 years, past president for the Vanderbilt Alumni Club, past Chairman of the St Johns County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Committee, member of Navy League and Naval Order of the United States, member of National Eagle Scout Association, active youth coach in Creeks Athletic Association for over 15 years, fourth degree for Knights of Columbus at St Joseph Catholic Church, member of the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians, member of the Association of Mortgage Professionals, member of the Planned Giving Council of Northeast Florida, member of Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida,  and awarded the Paul Harris Fellow in 2012.