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Chris Kerckhoff

AIF®, CFP®

President & CEO

Chris Kerckhoff

AIF®, CFP®

President & CEO

Biography

Chris joined Plancorp fresh out of Indiana University in 1997. At the time, he was one of only five employees. As the company grew, so did his passion and responsibilities. In 2010, as the company began to implement its succession plan, Chris became an owner and was named President of the firm. He became CEO in 2018.

Chris sits on the boards of both Plancorp and Prumentum Group, which owns BrightPlan. He is active in a number of St. Louis charities and serves on the Board of Directors and Chairs the Investment Committee for St. Louis Variety. When not serving the community or spending time with his wife and three children, Chris enjoys following St. Louis sports and studying geopolitical issues.

Awards and recognitions
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor (2018)
  • Small Business Monthly “Best Wealth Manager” (2018)
Community Involvement
  • St. Louis Young Variety:

President (2003 – 2006)

Director (2003 – present)

Treasurer (2003-2006)

Finance Committee (2006 – present)

  • St. Jane’s Community Centre Advisory Board member (2003 – 2006)
Education
  • Indiana University, B.S. Finance, 1997

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