Christopher W. Brown, CFP®, CIMA®
Chris is the founder of Brown | Miller Wealth Management, LLC, which had been a part of Wells Fargo Advisors until he and his business partner, David Miller, established it as a Registered Investment Advisory firm in 2020. The motivation for the move was the desire to deliver an exceptional fiduciary experience for clients. With over 26 years of experience as a financial advisor, Chris focuses on the complex needs unique to high-net-worth clients, businesses, endowments and foundations.
Chris grew up in a family dedicated to professional investment management and his father was a major influence on his decision to become a financial advisor. From a young age, he witnessed first-hand how the ownership of high-quality businesses, the power of compound interest, and a well-designed financial plan can profoundly transform and improve people's lives: educating children and grandchildren, providing a retirement with dignity and peace of mind, fueling charity and philanthropy, and protecting loved ones from the uncertainties of life. It's Chris' firm belief in the importance and positive impact of his work that drives his desire to serve and deliver meaningful results for his clients.
Chris holds a degree in business administration with honors from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. He completed the CIMA® designation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and completed the requirements to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®) through the College for Financial Planning.
His volunteer and leadership activities include serving as a Trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation and as a board member of the University's Terry College of Business Alumni Board. Chris was also a long-time coach in the Arlington County NFL Youth Flag Football program. In the early 2000s, he chaired the board of St. Luke's House, Inc., the largest mental health agency in Montgomery County, MD. Chris and his wife Stacey have two sons, Jack and George, and live in Arlington, VA.
Sports and Hobbies - Golf, fly fishing, skiing, Georgia Bulldogs football, Washington Nationals baseball, and playing guitar in his rock & roll band, No One You Know
Travel – I enjoy places with beautiful views, wonderful people, rich history, good food, and great music. Favorite place that touches the soul: East Africa.
Books and Movies
Non-fiction: Hillbilly Elegy, The Better Angels of our Nature
Fiction: A Confederacy of Dunces, The Pillars of the Earth
Film Favs: Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, Caddy Shack, Gladiator
Anything else you love or that gets you excited?
My family, Golden Retrievers, grilling/smoking barbeque for family and friends.
*Chris serves investors with $1,000,000 or more of investable assets.*