Chris Hardy (CFP®, ChFC®, CLU, EA)

Chris Hardy focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Business Owners
  • Corporate Executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Estate & Generational Planning Issues
  • High Net Worth Client Needs
  • Hourly

Planning Specialties

Chris has over two decades of experience in the financial industry, which includes working with investments, insurance, mortgages, taxes and financial planning. A native of Mobile, Alabama, he is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, TN with a B.S. in Business Administration. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter from The Solomon S. Huebner School at The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA and also is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(r) professional and an Enrolled Agent (EA) with the Internal Revenue Service. Chris has also completed the three-year program of the National Tax Practice Institute Fellowship through the National Association of Enrolled Agents. He moved to Atlanta in 1996 and worked for a major restaurant company opening new units and bringing them to profitability across the Southeast. He later joined State Farm Insurance at the Regional Headquarters working in Operations and Public Relations. After several years with State Farm, he left for a private investment firm. After coordinating the purchase and sale of five businesses in three years, he ventured into the financial and tax services business. Chris is the owner of Paramount Investment Advisors, Inc. and Paramount Tax and Accounting, LLC.  

Outside of running a successful tax firm and an investment advisory firm, Chris serves his local community by sitting on the board of five non-profits along with coaching his children's sports activities. He also enjoys reading from his personal library of over 1,000 books, playing golf, wake surfing and competing in triathlons.

Additional Information

During 2018, Chris is training for his first IronMan event. One of the benefits of spending early morning hours in the gym is to listen to audiobooks and expand on his personal library of books read.

NAPFA Start Date

October 09, 2015


This Office

4315 S Lee Street Suite 400 Buford, GA 30518 Phone: (678) 865-4227 Fax: (800) 878-0429

Other Offices

410 Peachtree Pkwy Bldg 400 Suite 4245 Cumming, GA 30041-7066 Phone: (678) 865-4227