Christopher Gwinn

Great Lakes Advisory

About Christopher

Chris is the founder and Principal of Great Lakes Advisory.Chris began his career at Northern Trust working on an investment team within Northern Trust Wealth Management. During Chris’ tenure at Northern Trust, he managed over $85 million of client assets and provided holistic wealth management solutions for high-net-worth individuals and families.Prior to launching Great Lakes Advisory, Chris was the Director of Finance and Operations at Harmony Center for Surgery of the Ears, Nose, and Throat. As the Director of Finance and Operations, Chris’ responsibilities included consulting on daily business operations, building process playbooks, streamlining workflows, strategic planning, improving patient satisfaction, growing practice visibility within the metro Detroit area, and assisting in human resources.Chris shares a passion for operations, processes, finance, investments, and working with people. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Marquette University. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.Outside of work, Chris loves spending time with his wonderful wife, Courtney, Australian Shepherd, Igor, and their families and friends. He is an avid golfer and enjoys running, cycling, and CrossFit.


Jennifer Annand

Chris went above and beyond to help our team meet a very important deadline for a large company-wide project. He was responsive and reliable and produced 5 star work in an extremely efficient and organized manner. We HIGHLY recommend Chris for his consulting work!

Charlene Moran

The team at Great Lakes helped us build out the foundation for our LMS, Trainual. Each person was wonderful to work with, professional, personable and productive. They took what could have been a daunting and lenghty project and made it bite-size easy, finishing on target. Special shout out to Emily McAdoo for her precision and patience!

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