Certified Financial Planner
Christopher Beste is a Certified Financial Planner™ and joined PFA in October 2020 while opening the first PFA office in St. Louis. Raised in a blue-collar family in the small town of Washington Missouri, Chris learned from an early age that working hard and simply showing up when people expect you were valued character traits. Christopher developed an interest in personal finance when he began working as a teen and wished he’d had a broker to advise him about smart ways to grow his earnings. He also noticed many people took a skeptical view of financial advisors, seeing them as salespeople. “He just wants to sell me something,” was a common refrain. Growing up, Chris was often labeled the “nice, quiet kid,” so he knew his personality was much better suited to a career building relationships rather than making sales.
Chris truly believes in making a meaningful impact in people’s lives, and it often takes simple steps to do that, whether in business or in personal relationships. When working with clients, Christopher stresses
simplicity in a world of complexity. Taking a comprehensive financial planning approach, Chris helps clients tune out the noise of the stock market, empowers them to take control of what they can and
collaborates on plans to reach their specific goals. Christopher graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in business Administration with an emphasis on Finance. He currently volunteers on the PSR Advisory Board for The Holy Spirit Parish in Maryland Heights, Mo. An avid but still struggling golfer, proves time and time again that he spends his time at the office and not at the golf course. His greatest joy in life is watching his son Cooper play and excel at baseball and soccer, but also seeing him growing to become a nice, fun, respectful young man.