Our History

Christopher Weil formed the original CWC in March 1971 as an NASD/SEC securities broker-dealer. Chris operated CWC and an affiliate real estate investment firm until 1985, when he sold both to a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. Chris stayed on as chairman until 1988. In 1989, Chris formed The Weil Company (which in 1996 adopted Christopher Weil & Company, Inc. as its 'dba') to continue the CWC Investor~Manager~Advisor business.

"Things have gotten more complicated since 1963, at least in my life, but I continue to believe that at the core of the financial planning process is this matter of the accumulation of assets, and that therefore the core job of the financial planner is to aid the client in this process."

- Christopher Weil, Chairman of the Board
February 21, 1986

Christopher Weil is one of Christopher Weil & Company Inc.'s four Investor-Manager-Advisors as well as the Chairman of the Board. He is also the Chairman of CWC affiliates Storage Managers, Inc. ("SMI") and CWC Asset Advisors, Inc. ("CWCAA"), companies involved in the formation and management of a number of private-equity funds owning various real estate, oil/gas, small business, venture capital and hedge fund assets.

Chris entered the securities business in 1963 and formed his own investment firm in 1970. For fifteen years he owned and operated the original CWC and a related real-estate investment company until their sale in 1985 to an affiliate of a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. In 1989, after spending three years with the buyer of his company, Chris formed The Weil Company (which has used CWC as a dba since 1996) and SMI to provide portfolio management, investment advisory and private equity services. He formed CWCAA in 2000. Chris has been continuously involved as CEO or Chairman of these businesses since their founding.

Chris is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles. He is Director of San Diego Grantmakers, the San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival and the Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation. He serves on the Audit Committee of the Jacobs Family Foundation/Jacobs Center for Community Innovation and is a trustee of the UCSD Foundation. He has been active on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards for many years. Chris and his wife, Patricia, live in Del Mar, California. They have three children (all of whom, and one son-in-law, work for Christopher Weil & Company, Inc.) and five grandchildren.