Christopher R. Orlando is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Elite Advisor Consulting, LLC, which is dedicated to providing succession planning education and business consulting. Chris began his financial services career at Planco, the marketing subsidiary of The Hartford. His business development and marketing experience includes leadership positions at ING and Jackson National. Embracing his passion for supporting the independent advisory community, Chris founded Platinum Innovative Distributors in 2002. An active speaker and member of Supporting The Advisor Community (STAC) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA), Chris consults with advisors to assess their current business, deliver options, and empower them with confidence and knowledge. He is also a consultant with Blue Ocean Global Technology. Chris received a B.S. in Mathematics from Ursinus College and resides in New York City.