Chris entered the securities industry in 1998 after serving eight years in the U.S. Navy. He earned a BS in Management from Southern Illinois University and completed his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation in 2011. The first five years in the securities industry his focus was as a producing representative. In 2003 Chris joined Kovack Securities. In addition to being a producing representative, he developed the Insurance Department at Kovack Securities and managed the Fee Based Annuity Platform for Kovack Advisors.
In August of 2007 Chris took over the day-to-day operations of Kovack Advisors and in April of 2013 he assumed the day-to-day operations of Kovack Securities. Chris is now President of Kovack Financial, LLC.