Chris Cruz, CLU®, CFP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Round Table Associates


Chris Cruz works hard at building long-lasting relationships as he helps clients and advisors prepare for a secure financial future. With this focus on the future, he is committed to his vision of cultivating new leaders and encouraging others to think big. 

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 Since 2015, Chris has been operating as one of the top Growth and Development Directors in the company, shaping others into leaders and well rounded advisors. Beginning in 2023, Chris is appointed to take over the Managing Director role of the largest producing district network office at Northwestern Mutual.


In 2018, Chris saw the value of working through a team and founded the RoundTable Associates wealth management firm. Lead by Chris, they have been able to bring over an average of 40+ million of new assets each year. Their advisors consist of Lives Leaders Summit and Forum producers alongside a phenomenal team that help them execute their vision.

Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) professional certification, 2013

Chartered Life Underwriter designation® (CLU®), 2013


Awards & Recognition

#1 Growth & Development Director at Northwestern Mutual, 2020 - 2022

Forum Qualifying Member, 2017 - 2022

Lives Leaders Summit Qualifier, 2013 - 2022

Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member (MDRT), 2015, 2018

National Associate of Insurance & Financial Advisors Quality Award, 2014, 2015

Top 10 Mike Gish Award, 2013



Chris obtained his Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor in Business from Texas A&M.


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