Chris entered the securities business in 1963 and formed his own investment firm in 1970. For fifteen years he owned and operated the original WEIL and a related real estate investment company until their sale in 1985 to an affiliate of a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. In 1989, after spending three years with the buyer of the company, he formed The Weil Company (which has used Christopher Weil & Company, Inc. as a dba since 1996) to provide portfolio management, investment advisory and private equity services. He was previously President & CEO of Christopher Weil & Company, Inc. and has been Chairman of the Board since 2004.
Chris is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles and Director of the Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation. He serves on the Audit Committee of the Jacobs Family Foundation/Jacobs Center for Community Innovation. Previously, he served as a Trustee of the UCSD Foundation Board (2001 to 2017), as Treasurer (2016 to 2017), and on its Investment/Finance and Executive Committees. He is a member of the Preuss School Founders' Circle, ArtPower PowerPlayers and the Arts and Humanities Dean's Advisory Council and served on the Board of Mainly Mozart for many years. He is also the Co-Chair of the campaign to endow the Cecil Lytle Chair in African and African-American Music. He has been active on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards for many years. In 2021, Chris and his wife, Patricia, were honored to receive the 2021 Chancellor’s Medalist, one of UC San Diego’s highest honors for leaders whose longstanding contributions and involvement have supported promising students, advanced meaningful research, and transformed the university.
Chris and Patricia, live in Del Mar, California. They have three children (all of whom, and one son-in-law, work for Christopher Weil & Company, Inc.) and five grandchildren.