Meet Kristopher Thompson

Planning & Portfolio Consultant
"Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it." – Abraham Lincoln

Kristopher was born and raised in Michigan. Like many other Michigan kids, he grew up playing hockey in the winter and spending time at the lake in the summer. He graduated from Michigan State University with B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Sciences. His intention was to become a High School history and political science teacher, but because of the immense opportunities bestowed upon him throughout his life, he felt compelled to join the Army after graduation. He served in the United States Army for 5 years, completing US Army Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School and Master Resiliency Course training. He served in the 101st Airborne Division in the 2-506 Infantry Regiment (as made famous by HBO ) and achieved the rank of Captain.

He made the difficult decision to leave the military to plant his roots in West Chester with his then-fiancé, Sara. His service to our country and dedication to his position was highlighted by his Battalion Commander, “Cpt. Thompson was without a doubt one of the most competent and inspired Soldiers serving in the ranks of my Battalion. I have absolute faith in his abilities. Kristopher has a keen attention to detail and goes above and beyond to be a master at his profession. He is a driven and intelligent person that continually strives to not only be the best, but to make those around him better in the process.” It is clear to see why Patti took this opportunity to share his leadership and talent with the rest of the Key Financial family. Kristopher has since earned his MBA from Drexel University and excelled in completing additional licensing exams. Working as a Planning and Portfolio Consultant, his keen attention to detail and innate desire to excel in every project he tackles serves our clients well.

In their spare time, Kris and his wife enjoy cooking, but will admit that there is nothing better than a fun date night out on the town. In addition to almost every other Key Financial employee, they are dog lovers and are parents to a 7-year-old ball of energy named Bo and a new addition – a rescue named Bailey. They love going to the gym and exercising and will unabashedly admit that they are rather intense Game of Thrones fans.

Get to Know Me

What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my family's and my service in the armed forces and police. I served in the Army for 5 years, my eldest brother has been in the Army for 10 years, my middle brother has been a Police Officer for 8 years, and my father has been a Police Officer for over 30 years.
What is your most cherished family tradition?
Thompson Family Funday Sunday!!! When I was young we all would pile into my Dad's car and drive all around town looking for fun family activities every Sunday.
What is the greatest lesson you've learned in life thus far?
"If you don't have a plan, then you plan to fail." Frequently repeated by my boss while I was in the Army, this message has always stuck with me. I find myself applying it to a lot of aspects about my life.

My Hobbies

This or That ...

Eagles or Cowboys?
Go Lions!
Book or Movie?
Classic or Modern?