Christian Snowden specializes in working with clients who are in transition, such as those navigating career changes, business succession or retirement. His experience in running and working with small businesses provides insight into some of the challenges that people face while preparing for retirement.
He began his financial career in the capital markets working in alternative investments in the Managed Futures space followed by more traditional investment management at UBS Financial Services, Inc. Prior to this, Chris was national sales manager for his family business Snowden Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. He holds an MBA in Finance from The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from UCSB and holds FINRA Series 3, 7 and 66 licenses.
Chris serves on the board of trustees for the Friendship Paddle and Montessori Center School.
Chris is passionate about working with people and crafting sound strategies to help them along their journey to financial well-being. He enjoys getting to use his technical background and people skills to educate his clients to build their financial confidence. His upbringing in his family’s vineyard gave him “A farmer’s outlook in life: humility, integrity, a collaborative work ethic, diligence and responsiveness to surrounding conditions, all of which translate to my work as financial planner.”
He views his clients as “Smart, thoughtful people who appreciate the advice offered by CHANNEL Wealth. As for my colleagues, they are collaborative, highly motivated people who are constantly honing their professional skills in order to serve their clients.”