Christopher L. DeBlanc
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
As a CPA Financial Planner, Chris DeBlanc has more than 16 years of experience working in accounting and financial planning. Chris uses his combined experience as an accountant and financial planner to work with clients to create a comprehensive financial plan that aims to build, grow, and preserve wealth.
His goal with every client is to enable them to live an extraordinary life full of purpose and passion—the life they’ve always dreamed of. Chris helps clients discover and achieve their personal financial goals; then, as life happens and circumstances change, he works to adjust the plan to keep them on course. For Chris, his passion is providing the most value he can to the lives of the people he serves.
Chris is a graduate of both the University of Richmond and the American Military University. He earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Accounting and a Master’s in Intelligence Analysis, respectively. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), and holds a Series 65 license and Virginia Life, Annuity, and Health Insurance License.
Chris’s professional awards include the 2019 and 2021 Academic Scholarship from The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veteran Affairs, the 2018 AICPA P. Thomas Austin Personal Financial Planning Scholarship, and the 2017 AICPA Standing Ovation Award in Personal Financial Planning. In addition, he was named one of 2016’s Top 40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession by CPA Practice Advisor.
Prior to his career in public accounting, Chris served four years in the United States Marine Corps, where he successfully led 26 Marines in the largest urban ground combat operation in the history of the United States Marine Corps (The Second Battle of Fallujah). He was meritoriously promoted twice during his four-year enlistment and achieved the rank of Sergeant (E-5). He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with Valor) for actions while under enemy fire. After leaving the Marine Corps, Chris served another two years in Iraq as a contractor for the US State Department.
An outdoorsman, Chris enjoys cycling the Mount Vernon Trail and kayaking the Potomac River. His greatest joy is spending time with his wife, Sofia, and their daughters, Aria and Hanna.