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Christopher Raup, CLF

Christopher Raup, CLF

President & CEO

Christopher Raup is the President and Registered Principal of Ascend Wealth Consulting, and the Founder of Venture Leadership Coaching and Research. He has a B.S. in Management Science from Lock Haven University, a certified Leadership and Performance Coaching Certificate from Brown University and is a UESCA Certified Running / Ultra Running Coach. He holds FINRA Series 7, 66, 24, 6, and 63 licenses, life, health,
long-term care, and disability insurance licenses, and Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF®) designation from The American College. Chris and his team strive to provide customized solutions to clients who desire personal growth and a true partnership with their financial advisor. 

Chris enjoys working with clients from a coaching perspective, helping them to envision their goals, progress toward their dreams, and empower them to choose their path. As a retired U.S. Army Officer and multi-conflict Combat Veteran, he recognizes that clients look to him and his team for leadership and inspiration to explore their “Infinite Potential.” He fully understands how precious each day is and the freedom of a life’s journey where values and opportunity align.

In his role as Founder of the Wounded Warrior Patrol, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation, he works aggressively to help combat veterans prevail through their physical and psychological injuries. His passion for recreational therapy is based on his personal journey and experiences.

Chris splits his time between PA and CO and is passionate about exploring the mountains and wilderness areas. Whether training with friends or testing his limits in a trail race, he is committed to leading by example, challenging himself and others, and building relationships where he can have a positive impact.

Chris is licensed in the following states: CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, NC, NY, PA, VA and WA