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Meet Christopher Flis - Founder of Resilient Asset Management

Christopher Flis, CFP®


chris@resilientam.com | Phone: (901) 318-3423

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Chris graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1995 and immediately began graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. He earned a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science in April, 1997 and headed to flight school in Pensacola, FL.

Chris completed flight training in 2000 and began operational duties as an F/A-18 Strike Fighter Pilot. His tours included VFA-192 in Atsugi, Japan; 77 SQN in Williamtown, Australia; and CVW-11 in Lemoore, CA. He flew combat missions in all areas of the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan.

Chris also served at US Forces Japan in Yokota, Japan, where he worked directly with the Japanese Self Defense Force after the tsunami disaster in 2011. Chris was also the Executive Officer of Naval Base Guam for 2 years. His final assignment with the Navy was in Millington, TN where he served as the Director of Navy Casualty.

After attending a lecture on Personal Finance in High School, Chris developed an intense passion for finances of all stripes. He has managed his own investments since his high school years and has also participated in numerous private business ventures. Additionally, Chris is a part-owner of his family's Burger King Franchise, which includes both operational and the real estate interests. The business has grown significantly since 1979 and includes a number of commercial real estate properties, giving Chris significant experience in this area.

Chris formalized his financial planning training in 2010 by completing his required course work through the College for Financial Planning. Along with various practical exercises, Chris also took and passed the Certified Financial Planner exam – a demanding 6-hour exam covering Personal Finances, Insurance, Income Taxes, Estate Planning, and Investments. Additionally, Chris took and passed the FINRA administered Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law exam.  Chris earned his CFP® marks in 2018 and is now a Certified Financial PlannerTM.

After a 20-year Navy career, Chris retired in March, 2016. He formed Resilient Asset Management, a Tennessee Domiciled Registered Investment Advisor.  Chris is Resilient Asset Management's  President and serves as a professional financial planner specializing in serving Senior Military Members and those nearing Active Duty Retirement.  Among other areas, Resilient Asset Management focuses on Estate Planning, Insurance and Risk Management Assessment, Income Tax Planning, Cash Flow Analysis, and Investment Management. He serves individuals, high net worth individuals, and small business clients. 

Katherin Kim 


Katherin provides administrative support to the Resilient Asset Management team.  She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  Katherin attended University of Southern California with a focus on education and a minor in music.  Married with two children, she spends her extra time volunteering at her children's school and serving at her church. Katherin loves spending time on her yard, rocking out to her 80's music, binge watching 80's flicks and most of all spending time with the family. 

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