About Christopher Margolin
Chris Margolin was born and raised in New York. In 1993, while attending Pace University, he founded a publishing company producing college shopper publications and later an arts and entertainment monthly, In Magazine. After college, expansion of that venture took him to Boston and then back to New York, where his publishing firm was acquired by a larger organization.
In 1998, Chris entered the financial services industry as an advisor at PaineWebber. He enjoyed a successful career—due in no small part to working with an executive coach. Intrigued by his first taste of formal coaching, Chris started coaching new financial advisors himself and discovered that he had a passion and unique ability for the development of others. He became a frequent speaker on business strategy, client acquisition, and self-motivation. In 2005, after reaching and maintaining club-level at UBS Financial Services, Chris left to pursue executive coaching full time.
Since then Chris has worked with hundreds of executives in various positions in Financial Services and Professional Services. His coaching experience includes an internal coaching role at UBS in 2008 — where he led a team of 7 coaches and coached dozens of the firm’s top performers, including Financial Advisors, Complex Directors, Branch Managers, and Product Specialists.
Chris departed UBS and returned to the development of his firm, Christopher Margolin and Associates in the summer of 2009.
Chris lives in Florida with his wife Jessica and their son Jackson. Chris is an accomplished woodworker, photographer, a cyclist, and a guitarist. He is a former student of The International Coaching Academy.