Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke

Formal First Name
J. Christopher (Chris)
1965 - present

J. Christopher Cooke, Partner at Cooke Financial Group, co-leads the firm alongside his brother, Brian. As a former Managing Director of Investments, Chris has become an integral part of the evolution of the firm. He is also a Board Member and Principal at Sanctuary Wealth, one of the fastest-growing hybrid RIAs in the country. Prior to joining Cooke Financial Group in 1992, he was a Senior Accountant at a national financial services firm where he developed his expertise in auditing and performance monitoring. Throughout his career, Chris has been named by leading national publications like Forbes, Financial Times and Barron's as one of the top advisors in the country. In addition to his financial career, he is active in the local community; serving on multiple Board of Directors including the Conner Prairie Foundation and St. Vincent Carmel Hospital.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Chris is a non-practicing CPA and attorney.
  • He is a member of the Indianan Bar Association.
  • He is a history buff and for over 20 years has been actively involved with Conner Prairie, an interactive history museum affiliated with the Smithsonian.
  • A sought-after subject matter expert, Chris have spoken before the Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors.
  • He is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal and the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Awards and Recognitions

Licenses and Certifications

Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Conner Prairie Foundation Board of Directors
  • Board Member, St. Vincent Carmel Hospital
  • Fall Creek Community Organization