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Chris Stafford
Managing Director, Partner | Private Wealth Advisor

Chris is Managing Director and Partner with the Stafford Schauer Private Wealth Team at Ashton Thomas. He has more than 25 years of experience working with high-net-worth individuals and families requiring complex, multigenerational wealth advice solutions.

Chris and his team focus on the development and execution of customized wealth solutions for their clients, including advanced charitable and estate planning, investment portfolio management, income tax solutions, and related wealth advice services.

Prior to joining Ashton Thomas in 2023, Chris was a lead member of the Stafford Schauer Group at Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James. Before joining Alex. Brown in 2005, he spent 14 years with the private client division of Merrill Lynch. Chris was the founding partner of a top-producing team for Merrill Lynch in New England, focusing on risk management and portfolio composition.

Chris is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He is a former member of the board of directors at the Tower School in Marblehead, Massachusetts

Chris divides his time between New Hampshire, his native state, and Massachusetts. He and his wife devote considerable time working with and supporting charities such as Boston Children’s Hospital, The Jimmy Fund, Girls Inc., and Unibound.

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Investment Advisory services are provided by affiliated entities, Ashton Thomas Private Wealth, LLC (“ATPW”) and Ashton Thomas Securities, LLC (“ATS”), SEC-registered investment advisers. Securities are offered through Ashton Thomas Securities, LLC, a registered broker/dealer and Member of FINRA/SIPC.