Vice President Business Development
Chris Graf is a Vice President with Kanaly Trust. He leads the firm’s efforts in introducing Houston’s professional community to Kanaly and its core competencies. This process is carried out through a series of introductions and meetings whereby Chris, along with a team of dedicated professionals, gains a thorough understanding of the professionals’ practice and how best Kanaly Trust may serve and partner with them.
Chris joined Kanaly in 2013 and brings over 13 years of wealth management experience to the firm.
Prior to joining Kanaly, Chris was a Vice President and Client Advisor for Bernstein Global Wealth Management, which he joined in 2003. There, he specialized in providing sophisticated, comprehensive wealth management solutions for high-net-worth families and their trusts, estates, foundations, endowments and pension plans. From 2001 to 2003, Chris was as a Natural Gas Marketer and Scheduler for Texex Energy Partners, LP in Houston, where he gained insights into energy industry needs and challenges. Chris began his wealth management career at CIBC Oppenheimer in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999.
An active member of the Houston community, Chris is an involved parent at West University Elementary School, a coach of multiple teams in West University Little League, and an active member of Saint Anne’s Catholic Church. Chris is also a Board Member for HeartGift Houston, a nonprofit that provides lifesaving heart surgery to children from around the world where specialized medical treatment is either scarce or nonexistent.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Chris holds a BA in Economics and a Business Foundation certificate. He also completed the Business Economics Option Program, a special program of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Economics. In addition, Chris has completed the Cannon Trust I course.