Based in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, Chris is one of the owners who helped launch Accelerated Wealth, LLC, a nationwide wealth strategy firm, and is one of the original creators of the Accelerated Wealth Five Basket Strategy ™.
While an acknowledged authority in retirement strategies and other disciplines, Chris is a featured editorial contributor to FoxBusiness.com. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of New Mexico, Anderson Schools of Management, and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Texas, Tyler Branch. He is also a Certified Financial Educator, a Certified College Advisor, and a member in good standing with the National Ethics Association. Chris has co-hosted a popular radio show called, “The Smartest Retirement Show,” and currently co-hosts the “Accelerated Wealth Radio Show” which broadcasts on the largest talk radio station in Colorado Springs. Chris has also been published and featured on FoxBusiness.com.
Before helping launch Accelerated Wealth, Chris played key roles as a leadership level executive for different organizations such as Vice President of Marketing and Operations at Purpose Driven Church – founded by best-selling author Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life), Executive Director of Operations for INJOY and Maximum Impact – a leadership development company founded by best-selling author John Maxwell, Director of Church Outreach and Community Outreach at Focus on the Family founded by Dr. James Dobson, and Executive Director of Acquire the Fire Youth Conventions for Teen Mania Ministries. In addition, Chris spent 12 of his summers overseas leading teams of teenagers and young adults on Humanitarian aid trips to developing nations such as Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Albania, India, Ghana, Cameroon, Thailand, Bulgaria, Hungary, and others. Today Chris lives in Monument, Colorado on the edge of Pike’s Peak National Forest with his wife, Kimi, and his three children, Ciara, Taryn, and Canyon. He enjoys mountain biking, motorcycling, camping, and hiking with his family.
Justin’s passion is working alongside people to see their goals achieved. As the VP of Training and Development, he creates Accelerated Wealth’s training content, builds training strategy, and helps equip AW’s wealth strategists with the resources and training needed to be valuable assets to AW clients nationwide. Justin also serves as a wealth strategist, and loves working alongside businesses and families, helping them experience the chains of financial fear breaking apart and their dreams coming to fruition.
Justin, and his wife Shannon live in Colorado Springs with their 4 children. They spend their free time outside, taking advantage of beautiful Colorado and are heavily involved in a Non-Profit organization called Heartwork. Heartwork engages students in the United States to take on orphan projects around the globe.
Gregg has a passion for helping clients achieve the life of their dreams. As Chief Investment Officer at Accelerated Wealth, he uses his knowledge and experience to build active investment strategies that fit into the firm’s overall mission to help clients achieve long term financial health. He was introduced to the financial markets early in his career while helping an Internet company through the process of going public. The desire to learn more about how markets work led to him to becoming a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. The financial industry’s traditional investment approach and lack of effective risk management led him to develop investment solutions that could reduce risk while providing the returns needed for clients to achieve the life they desired.
In 2007, Gregg founded WealthPoint Group in order to provide investors with a suite of services to help them continue to live a wealthy lifestyle during retirement. Gregg is also a sought after instructor for an international trading and investing education company. He enjoys sharing his insight and has taught over 7,000 students worldwide since 2009 in both the classroom and online. Gregg and his wife Mary Beth live outside of Pittsburgh, PA with their two children.
Melissa joined Accelerated Wealth in 2014 after a career as a paralegal. With her background in law, Melissa brings a distinct perspective to the team. Melissa looks forward to assisting the clients of Accelerated Wealth in achieving their financial goals. Born and raised in the beautiful state of Idaho, Melissa has traveled America as a military spouse. She and her husband Jared, along with their three children, have made Colorado Springs their home.