Alumnus of the Month

Christopher Haigh

Christopher Haigh


December 2016



Christopher is a financial advisor with the Haigh Financial Group and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. Chris is a 2013 graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During his time at SUNY, he completed the Northwestern Mutual Internship Program. Out of 300 offices, he was a part of the Internship Program ranked #1 in 2012 and 2013. Chris was ranked the #6 college intern in the company during his senior year. As a first year full-time rep, he ranked #8 in 2014.

In 2015, Chris teamed up with Jonathan Sheldon, a former Northwestern Mutual intern, and they formed a business unit now known as The Haigh Financial Group. In 2015 their company became a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Chris also earned the CLU®, ChFC®, and CFP® designations in the span of just 14 months. He is currently one of the youngest CFP® designated advisors in the state of New York.

Chris currently works with a team of two Associate Financial Advisors, Jon and Jack, and two support staff, Kenny and Danielle. Their current five-year vision is to grow their client base to 1,000 and build an investment business of $50M assets under management. In an ever-changing environment, Chris and his team leverage one another and their strategic process to deliver the highest value they can for their clients. The Haigh Financial Group helped pioneer a movement within Northwestern Mutual that has shifted the traditional advisor role from one salesperson to a team of experts.

Chris is also very involved in the world of breast cancer awareness and fundraising. With his brother, Ryan, they created a campaign in 2014 that utilized crowdfunding and grassroots fundraising. Along with 50 friends, they grew beards for two months to raise money for Breast Cancer Action, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco. They were able to raise $40,000 in those two months.

Chris is originally from Batavia, NY, but currently resides in Canandaigua, NY, with his girlfriend, Abby. He enjoys golf, cooking, and is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills.