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Christopher M. Riley, CFP®

Christopher M. Riley, CFP®

Senior Vice President,
Financial Advisor

  • Salisbury, NC
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Financial Advisors

Chris is a wealth management advisor based in our Wilmington, North Carolina, office.

Over the last two decades, Chris has empowered his clients with the knowledge, experience, and judgment they need to make effective financial planning decisions.

In his role as senior vice president, financial advisor, Chris works closely with high-net-worth individuals and families, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives. He is known for his client advocacy as a fiduciary, reducing financial planning complexities for his clients, and building roadmaps that lead to improved financial results.

Prior to CAPTRUST, Chris was with Fountain Financial Associates, where he served as a partner and vice president for more than 14 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Chris is originally from Salisbury, North Carolina. He has two daughters, Maggie and Anne Finley, and resides in Wilmington. Together they enjoy active outdoor sports, traveling, and spending time with nearby family.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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  • Member—Rotary Club
  • Member—Chamber of Commerce
  • Member—Port City Community Church
  • Member—Good Shepherd Ministries
  • Member—Children’s Home Society
  • Member—Children’s Museum of Wilmington
  • Member—Financial Planning Association
  • Member—YouPrint
  • Member—Vigilant Hope
  • Member—Furniture Finders
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