Chris Blanke

Operations Surveillance Analyst

Chris Blanke is an operations surveillance analyst at 1st Global, where he review trades and reports to detect trading irregularities, suspicious activities and unusual trading patterns that require further investigation. He joined the company in 2018 and is driven by the desire to help others succeed.

Prior to joining 1st Global, Chris was a supervisory principal at BBVA, enrollment and data analyst at Centene Corp, lead business advisor and centralized supervisor at USAA, tax examiner at the IRS and a retirement specialist at AIG / VALIC. He enjoys that his current role allows him to do right thing for the client, provide coaching and guidance to advisors and set a standard for other firms in the industry.

He received his Bachelor of Divinity from Massillon Baptist College and is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist. He has passed his FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 51, 53, 63 and 65 exams and holds life insurance licenses for life, accident, health and HMO. He is an active member of Toastmasters International, Food Bank, Homeless Shelter, Read to Children and the American GI Forum.