“I built my business by building trust with clients. I want to be remembered as a loving father, an astute leader and a trusted friend.”
A partner at Nemes Rush, Chris is responsible for leading his clients through each stage of their financial lives. He is known to his clients as a responsive, strategic partner in their journey to preserve and grow their financial legacy. In addition, he serves as the firm’s CFO and manages the internal finance and accounting functions.
Prior to becoming a financial advisor, Chris learned the importance of financial planning and investment analysis as a certified public accountant (CPA) serving private equity clients at Deloitte. His deep understanding of tax and estate planning strategies—combined with his energy, optimism, and client-focused resolve—enables him to regularly find solutions for clients where others can’t or didn’t think one was possible. While Chris’s passion for wealth management clearly shines through with his clients, he also volunteers his time in the community. As a Board Member of the Cornerstone Education Group and the University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Alumni, Chris values the importance of continually educating tomorrow’s leaders on financial topics and the evolution of the financial industry.
Prior to co-founding Nemes Rush, Chris served as a Financial Advisor at Raymond James. He holds an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy College of Business and graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Detroit Mercy, where he captained the Division I Men’s Lacrosse team. Chris lives in Plymouth, Michigan with his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Charlie and Sofia. He enjoys volunteering, golfing, and endurance training along with being an active member in fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Memberships and certifications
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA)
- Board Member, Cornerstone Education Group
- Board Member, University of Detroit Mercy College of Business Alumni Association
- Top Fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon