Christopher Trainor, CFP®

Chris graduated Seton Hall University with a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences, with minors in Social Work and Political Science. He completed the Financial Planning certificate program at Fairley Dickinson University and earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification.

For almost 20 years, he has been advising clients and other advisors on ways of efficiently addressing risks to the financial well being of clients. In addition to acting as a financial advisor, Chris has served as Director of Financial Planning for a nationally-recognized life insurance company and an Assistant Vice-President of Retirement Plans at a global wealth management firm.

Chris lives in Clinton Township, NJ with his wife, Deirdre, and his son.

Chris is a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale, NJ. He is a member of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Hunterdon County, an Irish-American fraternal organization that serves the local community through initiatives such as volunteerism, charitable donations, and scholarships.

Chris enjoys singing and playing guitar and piano and is intensely interested in Irish traditional folk music and the history that inspired it. He has also developed an interest in running and enjoys running 5k races.

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