Christine is a vice president, relationship director and investment specialist at Avantis Investors®. Prior to the launch of Avantis in 2019, Christine served as a regional director for the financial advisor services retirement solutions team at Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). In this role, Christine was responsible for overseeing and expanding west coast client relationships with independent financial advisors in the defined contribution space. Christine's efforts on the retirement solutions team also included working with financial advisors on a national basis, representing total assets under management in excess of $60 billion with Dimensional. In this capacity, she served as a specialist in content development and design, advanced data analysis and retirement market business strategy. Christine has extensive experience as a public speaker as well, having presented at over 32 industry conferences in front of thousands of financial advisor attendees. In addition, Christine was a principal member of the product launch team for Dimensional's award winning Target Date Income Funds. She played a key role in the creation and development of a new methodology and approach for evaluating the performance of retirement investment solutions such as target date funds. Her work was ultimately published in a whitepaper co-authored with S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Christine earned a bachelor of science in commerce with a concentration in finance and a minor in mathematics from Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude. She is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Christine also holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.