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Chris Leeper, CFP® Managing Director Senior Vice President, Wealth Management

A founding principal of Meinrod & Leeper Wealth Management, Chris is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. For more than 20 years he has spent his professional life helping families and individuals pursue their desired retirement lifestyle and investment goals. Chris enjoys working in the independent environment that Raymond James provides and respects how the company enables him to always do what's best for clients.

Chris began his career in the financial services industry as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. He later went to work as a financial advisor at Robert W. Baird & Co. before coming to Raymond James. He attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business.

Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Chris is now committed to making a difference in Jacksonville, the city he's proud to call home. He and his wife, Aly, support foundations including Young Life, UF Health Jacksonville and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Chris has recently co-chaired the Delicious Destinations fundraising event that benefitted St. Vincent's Hospital, where he is also on the board. Chris enjoys wine, traveling and playing the guitar.

Chris was named to the 2019, 2020 and 2021 edition of the Forbes list of Best in State Wealth Advisors†.

Chris was named to the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors†.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner,  CFP Logo Flame Design and  CFP Logo Plaque Design in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations and/or charitable causes.

† The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 32,725 nominations, more than 5,000 advisors received the award. 2020: 32,000 nominations, more than 4,000 received the award. 2019: 29,334 nominations, 3,477 received the award. This ranking is not indicative of advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit for more info.

† Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors,” March 2021. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by over 5,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 2019 and 2020: Rankings are based on data provided by over 5,000 individual advisors.