Christopher Shaw is a seasoned industry professional with a rich background spanning three decades. Before joining Sanctuary, he dedicated 29 years to Morgan Stanley, where he held various roles. In his most recent position, Mr. Shaw led the Southern New Jersey region, overseeing seven offices and 250 financial advisors. His responsibilities included recruiting, coaching, and mentoring new financial advisors. Throughout his tenure, he consistently earned recognition as a top recruiter among his peers. Beginning his career at Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor, he later assumed various management capacities within the organization.
Chris holds a degree in education from Trenton State College, where he achieved All-American status and earned an NFL tryout as a standout on the football field. Leveraging his background in education and athletics, he aims to support advisors across the “Miami to Maine” spectrum in reaching their full potential by utilizing Sanctuary’s comprehensive resources.
In his current role, Chris reports directly to Sanctuary President Vince Fertitta. He is tasked with overseeing all aspects of recruiting along the east coast, with a primary objective of attracting top quintile financial advisors from multiple wirehouse firms interested in establishing and rapidly growing their independent wealth management businesses. Additionally, Chris acts as the regional ambassador for Sanctuary within the Partnered Independence Model, guaranteeing that all partner firms receive exceptional services and hands-on support, empowering them to succeed as entrepreneurial business owners.