Christopher Flis CFP®
After attending a lecture on personal finance in high school, Chris developed an intense passion for personal finance. He has managed his own investments since his high school years and has also participated in numerous private business ventures.
After a 20-year Navy career, Chris retired in March 2016. However, retiring from the military didn’t mean Chris wanted to stop working, so he founded Resilient Asset Management, a Tennessee Domiciled financial planning firm, to realize one of his greatest passions in his work: helping people achieve financial security through all aspects of financial planning and investment management.
Chris is Resilient Asset Management’s President. As a professional financial planner, he specializes in serving Senior Military Members and those nearing Active Duty Retirement. Resilient Asset Management focuses on Estate Planning, Insurance and Risk Management Assessment, Income Tax Planning, Cash Flow Analysis, Investment Management, and more.
Chris lives in Downtown Memphis with his wife, Christine, and his son, Emerson. He is an avid runner and when he is not jogging for exercise, he is usually chasing his son around or walking his 3 dogs.
Back in the Day
Before entering the financial planning profession, Chris graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1995 and immediately began graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. He earned a Master of Science in Computer Science in April 1997 and headed to flight school in Pensacola, FL. Chris completed flight training in 2000 and began operational duties as an F/A-18 Strike Fighter Pilot. His tours included VFA-192 in Atsugi, Japan; 77 SQN in Williamtown, Australia; and CVW-11 in Lemoore, CA. He flew combat missions in all areas of the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan.
Chris served at U.S. Forces Japan in Yokota, Japan, where he worked directly with the Japanese Self-Defense Force after the tsunami disaster in 2011. Chris was also the Executive Officer of Naval Base Guam for two years. His final assignment with the Navy was in Millington, TN, where he served as the Director of Navy Casualty. Now he’s excited to get to know other Senior Military Service Members and help them pursue the life of their dreams.
Jennifer has over ten years of communications experience in public relations, digital media and marketing. Prior to her most recent specialization in restaurant marketing, she worked at a public relations firm, leading client accounts within the private sector, non-profit organizations and membership bodies.
Growing up in a household with both parents in the business sector, she is passionate about both entrepreneurship and development. She was elected to the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce Board in 2019 and served as Vice President in the uneventful year of 2020. She continues to be active within the organization.
A 2019 new year’s resolution to ‘understand her finances’ led her down a rabbit hole of podcasts that sparked a fire for personal finance — money is now one of her favorite topics to discuss. Having gone through the journey herself, she is a firm believer that taking control of one’s finances builds agency, enabling a life created with deliberate intention.
Jennifer lives on Guam. She is a passionate yoga practitioner and has consistently taught since 2012 — it was in an Ashtanga yoga class that Jen first met RAMCO’s founder Chris Flis. She continues to reside on island with her husband, T.J., a Navy EOD Tech, and enjoys staying active through biking, swimming, the occasional local adventure race and working on their yard.