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With more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Chris Prado serves as a Senior Vice President of Ellsworth Advisors. In this capacity, Chris is responsible for developing and servicing client relationships for individuals, families and corporate retirement clients. Chris also takes an active role in financial planning for existing clients and prospective clients. Additionally, Chris has experience assisting business owners with business valuations, growth strategies, value maximization, succession planning and both buy- and sell-side transactions. Chris is focused on developing deep, personal relationships with clients, which allow him to deliver the appropriate financial guidance.

Prior to joining Ellsworth Advisors, Chris was the Director of Business Development at Wentz Financial Group since 2019, where he served in several different roles along with managing individual and corporate clients. Prior to his time at Wentz Financial Group, he spent 22 years at Federated Securities Inc., where he was responsible for managing more than $1 billion in assets covering Northeast Ohio and Columbus (2005 – 2019). He served in the same capacity in previous roles at Federated, including coverage of the Chicago market (2003 – 2005) and New York (1999 – 2003).

Chris is a graduate of John Carroll University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a major in Management.

In 1996, Chris and his lifelong friend, Tom Pirosko, founded the TC Open Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting military children. Chris and his wife, Ashley, live in Hudson, Ohio. They are the proud parents of Wyatt, Quin, Blake and Brody.