Chris is a Founding Partner and Managing Partner for Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd. in Columbus, Ohio. Chris previously worked as a Branch Manager and Wealth Advisor with Smith Barney Inc. for 15 years in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Seattle, Washington. Chris has advised many corporate executives from Fortune 500 companies as well as a number of technology executives and healthcare ventures.
For 25 years, Chris Walling has been advising corporate executives and financial advisors about the aspects of investments and planning for corporate executives. Chris has been featured in Registered Representative Magazine for his focus on helping executives in the technology sector with regarding hedging and monetization of company stock and options; as well as training financial advisors on the basics of managing concentrated stock positions. Chris has received the 2018 Stratos Distinguished Service Award, the Excellence In Leadership Award 2015-2017, and the 2013 Business Development Ambassador Award. Licenses Held: Series 03, 06, 07, 08, 63, 65, Life and Health and Variable Annuity.
Chris graduated from Denison University in 1992 with degrees in Economics and Communications and lives with his wife Jackie and four children in Powell, Ohio and enjoys golf, tennis and skeet shooting.
Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Stratos Wealth Partners, Ltd., a registered investment advisor and a separate entity from LPL Financial.