meet the team
Chris Struckhoff, MBA
As a financial advisor who offers comprehensive wealth planning, I am obsessed with helping clients get ahead in our messy, complicated world. My education, skillset, and life experience led me to this rewarding career, and I won’t stop until I get you on track to achieving the goals that matter most.
Personalized service and no nonsense guidance come standard when you work with me, and the fact I don’t earn commissions on financial products means I am uniquely positioned to give you the best advice.
I am ready to take you on as a client regardless of where you are in your career. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can get started.
Wealth Planning You Can Trust
Chris and his firm promise to provide you with personalized service that exceeds your expectations. Our team is constantly working to give direct, simple, and honest advice to clients in all stages of their journey to wealth and retirement, which we are uniquely qualified to do as a fee-only financial advisory firm. With Lionheart Capital Management, you can begin a plan that is expertly tailored to your needs and goals with only your best interests in mind.
Why Hire Lionheart Capital Management?
Chris Struckhoff’s professional journey has been rich and diverse, starting with his college days studying cinematography and video production at Cal State Fullerton. After graduating with his BA in 2011, Chris worked in the film industry and in business until graduating and receiving his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2017.
Chris continued in his professional career while pursuing a one-year certificate program at Columbia Business School. Ultimately, this led to his Investments and Securities certification while bolstering his sincere love of all things personal finance.
A series of events led Chris to his career as a financial advisor, including watching a family friend nearly fall victim to a commission-chasing financial “advisor” who put their future at risk. After realizing that the world needed more financial advisors who give sincere, honest advice without divided loyalties, he decided to forge his own path as a fee-only financial planner.
Today, Chris is the founder and CEO of Lionheart Capital Management LLC. At Lionheart, Chris is constantly driven to lend his wealth of professional business experience and academic expertise to his clients throughout the areas of investments, financial planning, and portfolio management.
During his education and early career as a financial planner, Chris learned many financial firms are not set up to benefit their clients. Some “big name” wealth planning firms pay advisors huge commissions for selling specific investments, making them choose between giving their clients good advice or advice that makes them rich. Chris even met with several clients early on who were victims of mismanagement; some were sold exorbitantly-priced annuities that weren’t optimal for their situation, while others had been a victim of advisor who was constantly shifting their money around, creating transaction fees and commissions for themselves in the process.
These experiences led Chris to insist on a fee-only model for his business — one without commissions or outside incentives involved. In a world where everyone is out for themselves, Chris knew he could only work in the capacity of a true fiduciary, meaning he is legally required to put your interests above anything else. He acts with objectivity so that every client will benefit from sound financial planning without hidden conflicts of interest.
Since the best practices of financial planning can change over time, Chris is always in pursuit of the most updated and helpful information for his clients. Currently, this has put him on the path toward the CFP® designation, which he will receive in November of this year. Chris is also in pursuit of his CFA® designation, which gives him insight into intricate investing approaches.
You work hard for the money you earn, and Chris has dedicated his career to helping you make the most of it. In a world where the financial moves you make (or don’t make) can mean all the difference, Chris can serve as an avid steward of your finances, helping you build the future you’ve always wanted.
Outside of the office, Chris is a proud family man who loves taking late afternoon nature hikes with his wife and their two dogs. These hikes and quality family time let him unplug and disconnect when needed. And as someone who is always able to adapt, Chris knows how to enjoy the peace and quiet when it finally presents itself.
Besides continuing his formal education, Chris is an avid learner who improves his skillset by reading financial publications, analyst reports, and networking with other professionals.
We are a small, boutique financial planning firm, yet we still use the best resources and tools from providers like TD Ameritrade and Dimensional Funds. Set up an initial call and we’ll go over your hopes and dreams, as well as your plans to make them a reality. We can help you make the most of what you have, but only if you reach out and let us help.