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Christopher Weil

Chairman, Christopher Weil & Co. Inc.

Weil formed the original CWC in March 1971 as an NASD/SEC securities broker-dealer and operated CWC and an affiliate real estate investment firm until 1985, when he sold both to a New York Stock Exchange-listed company, staying on as chairman until 1988. In 1989, he formed The Weil Co. (which in 1996 adopted Christopher Weil & Co., Inc. as its ‘dba’) to continue the CWC investor, manager and advisor business. Weil has been in the investment firm business for over 40 years. He is the director of the San Diego Grantmakers, the San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival and the Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation.

ALMA MATER: University of California, Los Angeles

TRAVELS: Italy

ADVICE: Fortune favors a prepared mind.

AFTER HOURS: His passion is to work to support his philanthropic interests.

OUTREACH: The Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation .