Chris Hall, Founding Partner & CEO, HFA and Senior Financial Advisor, RJFS attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a double major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Marketing and Supply Chain Management and Logistics, from The Max M. Fisher College of Business. The Max M. Fisher College of Business is among the top business universities in the U.S.
He is currently involved with The Ohio State University Alumni Association Pioneer Club, both the Marietta and Mid Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Elite Sports Center, and he is a member of the Mid Ohio Valley Economic Roundtable.
Chris has been part of the industry for 19 years with an emphasis on retirement planning. Chris spends his time working with CPA’s, attorneys and bankers collectively to help clients best manage their financial affairs and achieve their goals.
Hall Financial Advisors, LLC was established in Parkersburg, WV in 1999. Chris and his team of partners, advisors and administrative staff are entrusted to manage client assets around the country with two offices, one in Parkersburg, WV and the second in Marietta, OH. As of the first quarter of 2018, the practice was responsible for $730MM assets under management.
In 2018, Chris was named the top financial advisor in West Virginia by the renowned 1Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list as #1 in West Virginia.
Chris has been named to the prestigious 2Barron’s Top 1000 and /or 1200 Advisors for the past eight years, 2011 through 2018.
In 2017, Chris was also personally named to the respected 3Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors (from a list of approximately 200,000 financial advisors) from across the United States.
In addition, Chris has served and contributed to the Licensee Advisory Board (LAB) for the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network for the past four years.
Chris enjoys spending time with family and traveling. Chris and his wife Kimberly are dedicated parents to their two children, Webb and Brynlie. Chris has been a member of St. Luke’s Church for forty years and also serves on the Finance Committee. Two areas of interest for Chris are coaching his son in Marietta Youth League Soccer for the past 10 years and he is an adamant support of the Washington County Sheriff’s War on Drugs.
Chris proudly leads a team of three other partners—Brett Bronski, Senior Financial Advisor, Rob Blasczyk, Financial Advisor, and Jeremiah Kuhn, Financial Advisor along with Rob Beardmore, Financial Advisor and Kevin Knab, Financial Advisor. The team also includes Angela Harkness, Executive Assistant to Chris Hall & Firm Marketing Director, Kari Marra, Registered Operations Assistant to Chris Hall, Ashley Ullman, MBA, Senior Operations Manager/Financial Advisor, Jill Altenburger, Registered Client Services Assistant, Wendy Martin, Client Services Assistant, Mindy Haas and Jennifer Roton, Administrative Assistants.
1The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. 2018: roughly 21,138 advisors nominated by their firms, 2,213 received the award. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit https://www.forbes.com/best-in-state-wealth-advisors for more info.
2Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2011-2020. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.
32017, The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking. 2017: roughly 790 applications received; 50.6% (400) were selected for the final list. The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that’s roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.