As founder and President & CEO of Purpose First Advisors, Christy is deeply committed to working with entrepreneurs and the organizations that serve them to build profitable ventures that create generational wealth for founders and their families. Purpose First Advisors is particularly focused on helping women and entrepreneurs of color – those visionaries who are typically underrepresented and under-estimated – achieve success. Her portfolio includes small businesses, family-owned ventures, startups, entrepreneur support organizations and regional economic development initiatives.
Christy has taught entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis and is co-host of the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast. Winner of the inaugural Moonshot Collaboration award from LaunchCode, Entrepreneurially Thinking elevates and celebrates the entrepreneurial mindset through the stories of the women and men founding and scaling new ventures in the St. Louis region. She earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University and her Bachelor’s in political science from Montclair State University.