Chris Spires, AIF®, CRPS®
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Chris was one of the original founders of Lakeview Capital. Chris has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years, beginning his career as a financial advisor with A.G. Edwards, before moving his practice to Smith Barney.
On a professional level, Chris thrives on the counseling and problem-solving aspects of managing client relationships. “I find that a deep client relationship is much more than numbers and projections. I never thought when I got in this business I would spend twice as much time discussing ‘life and family issues’ as I did market performance and retirement projections. I love diagnosing client issues and concerns, and working with them to resolve whatever worries them.”
In addition to working with individuals and families, Chris is deeply involved in the Retirement Plan/401(k) Market and has extensive experience working with business owners and employees to maximize their employee benefits. As an independent advisor, Chris is “Vendor Agnostic” and is not required, nor incentivized, to work with any specific record keeper or vendor.
Chris is a graduate of Florida State University, where he earned a degree in Economics. In addition, Chris holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS) designations.
Chris and his wife, Heather, are the proud parents of two active sons, Paine and Jack. Chris is an active member of the Atlanta community, having served on various charitable and civic boards. For eight years, Chris served on the Board of Directors for the Sports Network at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, helping to raise almost $2 million annually through numerous sports-related fundraising campaigns. Chris served a three-year term on the Board of Directors for The Preschool at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, including Chairing the Board in 2015. On the weekends, you can usually find Chris coaching youth baseball or shuttling his kids to various Cub Scout activities or sporting events.
Quote to live by: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson