With over 150 branch and district offices around the nation, AXA Advisors is positioned to provide service to clients in nearly any area. AXA Advisors and its affiliated companies have a long-standing history of providing insurance and investment strategies. This experience translates into the flexibility to adapt to changing climates, a sophisticated infrastructure that can enhance local office capabilities, and an established presence as an industry leader. Our strength can offer our clients continuity and stability in a financial services provider.
Christopher J. Barber joined AXA Advisors, LLC on October 1, 1992 in the Syracuse, New York branch. He has focused his business on working with high- net-worth individuals and business owners to help them with their asset creation and preservation programs.
In recognition of his consistently outstanding personal performance and his skills at business building, Chris was quickly promoted to a District Manager in 1995. In just two short years, the Barber District finished in the Top Ten of all districts in the District Leadership Awards standings and reached the number 1 spot in 1998.
Based on his strong leadership skills, Chris was promoted to Executive Vice President and tapped to help co-lead the New York City branch. The New York Metro office, under that leadership team, boasted four President’s Trophy awards in recognition of outstanding management and sales leadership. Chris was also asked to serve as a member of the Old Guard Executive Committee, representing AXA Branch Managers across the country and was elected President in 2014.
In 2005 Chris was chosen to lead the Long Island branch, one of the largest branch organizations of AXA Advisors in the United States. With his partners, EVP, Ferdinand Ruplin, ChFC, CLU, and SVP, John Surace, the team, was awarded the President’s Trophy for management excellence in 2015 and 2016.
In 2015, Chris was promoted to the role of Regional Vice President of the Northeast Region. Representing more than one-third of the company’s overall production, Chris provides assistance, guidance and facilitation of idea and best practice sharing in such areas as productivity, profitability, recruitment and leadership development.
Chris currently resides in Melville, New York, with his wife Lisa and their four children.