Christopher Bell, CFP®

Sports & Entertainment Director, Private Advisor, Senior Vice President

Chris is the Sports & Entertainment Director, Private Advisor, Senior Vice President at Rockefeller Capital Management. Chris is a CERTIFIED FIANCIAL PLANNER®.

Chris is a co-founder of the DBT Wealth Partners at Rockefeller Capital Management.  Chris has focused his financial services practice on helping families, business owners, corporate executives, entertainers, and professional athletes pursue their long-term life goals. His international sports and entertainment clientele includes NFL 1st round draft picks, NBA superstars, MLB All-Stars, an NCAA football Heisman trophy winner, a World Series MVP, an Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year, and Grammy Award-winning recording artists. Chris shares his expertise at speaking events, educating professional athletes on how to create preservation of capital and achieve their financial goals.

For his professional athlete clients, Chris assists with transitional career planning as they move into their next profession following retirement from sports. As a former collegiate athlete himself, Chris knows how to succeed in a team environment and has a deep understanding of the athlete’s code of privacy and competitive nature. He acts as a trusted advisor to his clients beyond their sports and entertainment careers, empowering them to create a championship quality of life.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Chris was a First Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch for 14 years. Chris lives in Boynton Beach, Florida, where he enjoys fishing, cycling, and playing golf.