Christopher Giles is the Senior Managng Partner of GRP Advisor Alliance and is responsible for ensuring strategic programs are designed, executed, and delivered to advisors and plan sponsors. Christopher partners closely with advisors, industry experts, and retirement plan providers to create programs focused on a strong sense of community, financial wellness programs for participants, innovative investments, and he is the driving force behind the “plan sponsor committee meeting of the future.” He draws from his years of experience driving advisor adoption to ensure behavior change and benefit realization.
Previously, Christopher was Senior Vice President, Advisor Facing Technology with LPL Financial. Christopher was responsible for the strategic direction and day to day management of advisor facing technology solutions and adoption programs within the Advisor Facing Technology organization. He led the firm’s thinking and development of an overall business approach, vendor management, and product development and implementation strategy for these technology offerings and oversaw the successful adoption to meet business objectives. Before his tenure at LPL Financial, Christopher was Vice President, Advisor Facing Solutions at Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis, MN, where he managed an annual profit and loss unit of $96M and delivered new software-as-a-service technology systems and maintained all necessary facets of over 100 advisor applications. He also held the role of Vice President, Business Solutions Group, where he led a team that covered areas of business strategy, technical design, user experience design, marketing/communications, operations, and offshore contractors. Christopher spent nine years in the field as an advisor and in field leadership.
Christopher has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.