Chris Balthasar

As a Financial Advisor, business broker, and consultant, I love working with people to help them maximize their wealth and realize their life's dreams. I help create customized investment strategies, seeking out high quality, low-cost investments. But more importantly, I want to help you make well-informed decisions and maintain the discipline you need to navigate through the most challenging markets and times of your life.

My Background
I received my B.A. in Philosophy from Haverford College in 1987. I worked in film and television production in Hollywood for several years, before receiving a law degree from Loyola Law School in 1995. As a lawyer I worked in business and toxic tort litigation, and once wrote a court medical brief that helped establish causation in a case known as Anderson vs. PG&E, later made into the motion picture, Erin Brokovich. I also have experience with copyright, trademark, and patents.

In 1998, along with a business partner, I launched Nirvana Candle Company out of a garage, and grew it to over $1 million in annual sales in just over three years. The experience of running and growing a manufacturing operation with up to 20 employees – along with my legal expertise – provided the perfect background for my transition into business sales with Sunbelt Business Advisors, the largest business brokerage franchise in the world. I am a licensed member of the California State Bar Association and hold a California broker's license and insurance license.

Personal Information
I am a dual citizen of the U.S. and Switzerland. I am the father of two precious children and I love being a dad. I like to play the guitar and read history, and I once self-published a book of political cartoons. My favorite pasttime is training and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and I have won gold at both the 2009 Pan American Championships and the 2007 and 2010 U.S. Open. 

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Entries by Chris Balthasar

These Are The Good Ol’ Days

There’s a little exercise I love to do, especially when I’m frustrated and wondering what the heck life is all about…. I close my eyes and imagine that I’m 95 years old now. I really feeeel it. My life has gone by and it’s almost over; a photo album, some stories, memories, accomplishments, loved ones. I’ve gotten used to feeling achy and tired. I spend much of my day just getting up and around. My kids are all grown and aged themselves. Most of my lifetime friends are gone. My parents are dead. And here I am, looking back, thinking… Read more.