Chris Hohlstein serves as the Senior Managing Director at SeaBridge Investment Advisors, where he oversees client service, portfolio management, and business development. As a crucial member of the Investment Committee, Chris brings a balanced perspective and a wealth of experience to the firm.
Chris was instrumental in the founding of SeaBridge in 1997 and returned to the firm in 2021 after a series of successful leadership roles. He served as President of the Southeast Region for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, where he led a team of 125 professionals and managed a portfolio exceeding $13 billion in assets. Before BNY Mellon, Chris was the director of Synovus Family Asset Management in Columbus, Georgia, where he led a multifamily office managing assets totaling over $4 billion.
In addition to his professional roles, Chris is an active participant in community service. He has held leadership positions on various boards, including the Metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Club, Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, and Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA. He is also a member of the Atlanta Downtown Rotary Club and Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
Chris holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a CFA charterholder, demonstrating his commitment to the highest standards of investment management.