Christopher J. DeMonte, CFA
Partner and Managing Director
Chris DeMonte has been working in the Wealth Management and Private Banking industries since 1993. At Cresset, he is a Partner, Managing Director and Wealth Advisor. In this role, Chris works with a team of internal and external multidisciplinary experts to understand, enhance and improve upon a family’s entire wealth picture. This encompasses advising on estate and wealth transfer, financial planning, philanthropic endeavors, banking and credit needs, along with customizing an appropriate investment delivery.
Previous to Cresset, Chris worked as a Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Neuberger Berman where he was part of a team overseeing $1.6 billion in assets under management. Prior to that, Chris served as an Executive Director and Investor with J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank working with $1.5 billion of high-net-worth and not-for-profit assets. He has also had investment and wealth advisory roles with Citi Private Bank, Northern Trust and U.S. Trust in the Silicon Valley.
Chris has a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is on the Board of Visitors for the school’s Department of Political Science. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder and member of the CFA Chicago Society and was named in Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor 2020. Chris remains active in running, mountain biking and triathlons, and is highly involved in youth athletics. Chris lives in Naperville, IL with his wife, Heather. They have two soccer-crazed, teenage boys, Samuel and Owen.