Chris Simpler

Senior Client Success Manager

Wearing many hats over the past two decades has provided Chris with a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from many different people. Whether leading a team, supervising projects, teaching classes, or managing businesses, his passion to take care of others drives results while building relationships.

Raised in the Hudson Valley in New York, Chris moved to the Midwest to complete his undergraduate work at Truman State University and his MBA at Webster University. After moving to Chicago, he achieved success coaching financial advisors who were adopting comprehensive client-centric practices. In 2016, Chris and his wife Jenna moved to Northeast Pennsylvania as minority partners in a family-owned hospitality business where she worked. Recently, Chris and Jenna have returned to her home state of Michigan where they own (and she operates) the Cartier Mansion, a luxury Historic Inn. Chris prioritizes community connections and has served on local, regional, and national boards and committees.

In his downtime, Chris enjoys trying his hand at cooking new recipes or enjoying the classics. He and Jenna have traveled extensively, having been to over 20 countries and 40 states. Chris and Jenna live with the world’s cutest Tibetan Spaniel, Ruby, who is the Director of Pet Relations or “V.I.Pooch” for the Inn.

Education: MBA from Webster University, BA in Music from Truman State University

"Life is short, and we have little time to gladden the hearts of those who journey with us. So be swift to love and make haste to be kind." Cotton Fite, from Henri-Frederic Amiel

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Took part in “Running of the Reindeer” at the Iditarod celebrations in 2014.

Christmas supper at Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Jenna (my wonderful wife) and Ruby (the world’s cutest Tibbie)

Cartier Mansion, where I’m super-lucky to live!

What's the last book you read?

One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson. Healthy reminder that while history may not repeat, it sure does echo.

What is your favorite family tradition?

For many years, Easter morning meant enjoying Eggs Goldenrod. As a kid, it was the fanciest food I knew! Now, my wife and I try to make and share it on Easter morning when we can.

What was the best concert you ever attended?

Tough to pick one! Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field was a big one to check off the list, but hanging out with Tommy Lee in his dressing room after a Motley Crue concert was pretty cool!

What's the craziest thing you've ever done?

Arguably, eloping after dating Jenna for about 10 weeks. Fifteen years later with some memorable adventures along the way, I (still!) think it was the right kind of crazy.