Chris Urness, CFP®, ChFC®, AAMS®

“I began my financial practice in 2002 with a clear understanding that Trust is everything, and that Trust must be earned! My mission is clear: to provide honest, ethical, and transparent financial planning advice, based on a foundation of mutual trust. This is best accomplished through frequent communication where meaningful, raw conversations about financial goals, investments, aspirations, concerns, and fears are encouraged.

I am a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a nuclear power Submarine Officer. My years of leadership experience, solving complex problems in difficult environments, and disciplined attention to detail all directly correlate to my role as a Financial Advisor. These same skill sets greatly benefit my clients today.

My wife & I have 4 wonderful children, and we enjoy spending our time together outdoors, hiking, and traveling all around the world.”



SPECIALTIES

RETIREMENT INCOME: developing optimal strategies for social security, pensions, and investment distributions throughout the retirement journey.
INVESTMENT PLANNING: developing appropriate risk-based portfolios in a complex global environment. Investment strategies must be constantly monitored and adjusted as dynamic situations evolve.
TAX ANALYSIS: analyzing and understanding the tax consequences of various investment products, strategies, and distributions.
ESTATE/LEGACY PLANNING: discussing appropriate strategies to plan for, help protect, and preserve your estate.
RISK MANAGEMENT/INSURANCE PLANNING: analyzing the appropriate amount and type of insurance protection throughout the journey

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FOCALPOINT WEALTH MANAGEMENT – Present
Founder & CEO / Wealth Advisor
WADDELL & REED, INC. – 2007-2016
Wealth Advisor
FIRST COMMAND FINANCIAL PLANNING – 2002-2007
Wealth Advisor
UNITED STATES NAVY – 1994-2002
Submarine Officer
Naval Officer Nuclear Power Program

EDUCATION

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, Indiana – 1990-1994
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Dean’s List
NAVAL OFFICER NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAM – 1994-1995
Navy Nuclear Power School – Orlando, Florida
Navy Nuclear Prototype Training Unit, MTS 626 Daniel Webster – Charleston, South Carolina
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, Norfolk, Virginia – 2000-2001
Master of Science in Engineering Management
High-Distinction Honors

COMMUNITY

Member of Financial Planning Association (FPA)
Vice Chairman of the Board – Deer Valley Credit Union
Past Phoenix Leadership Council Member – National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Past little league coach

CERTIFICATIONS

CFP® – CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
ChFC® – Chartered Financial Consultant™
AAMS® – Accredited Asset Management Specialist™
Holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 65, & 24 registrations through LPL Financial.


Licensed to work in AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, MS, MT, OH, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

Contact

[email protected]

480-771-PLAN (7526) x102