Christopher F. Mercado, MBA, CFP®, CIMA®, AIFA®

Christopher F. Mercado, MBA, CFP®, CIMA®, AIFA®

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Strategist

As a Managing Partner of the Mariner Advisory Network, Christopher is responsible for assisting RD's Financial Strategies with Business Development initiatives focused on identifying growth opportunities and strategies.

Beginning his career in 1996, Christopher has held various positions in investment sales, equity trading, business consulting and business development. He has worked with firms including Allianz Global Partners – Nicolas Applegate Capital Management, First American Capital Management, EVEREN Securities and Smith Barney.

Prior to joining The Network, Christopher served as the Regional Advisory Consultant with LPL Financial for seven years, advocating and supporting the growth and sustainability of the independent business model. He is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served as a business development volunteer in Guatemala, Central America.

Christopher is a native Northern Californian and resides with his loving family in Danville, California.