Christopher Cervantes founded Valorous Advisors in 2022 as the capstone of his successful financial services career, which included more than two decades of serving corporate and wealthy families at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Across his career, he has excelled in providing exceptional service to retirement plan sponsors and plan participants who are looking to better understand and improve their retirement programs. Christopher consults with companies on all aspects of their retirement planning needs, including a review of their current program, exploring possible enhancements appropriate for both the company and its employees. He is committed to supporting his clients in their efforts to provide employees with a valuable benefit and to assist them in reaching their financial goals for retirement. This commitment has allowed him to maintain over a 98% retention rate with his clients who all serve as references for the work he does.
Christopher is a highly credentialed advisor, who has worked hard to earn the professional expertise that would be most relevant to his clients. He is a C(k)P® Certified 401(k) Professional in good standing with The Retirement Advisor University in collaboration with UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Education. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ designation.
Among the industry recognition he has received, Christopher was named to the Financial Times’ “Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors” (2020), Barron's “America's Top 1200 Financial Advisors” (2021), and Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” (2022).
He earned his BBA in Accounting at Baylor University, where he met his wife. Living in Plano, Texas, they are both active in their church and community, and Christopher serves on the Leadership Council for the National Association for Plan Advisors. He also serves on the Baylor University Board of Advocates.