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. 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.
Chris and his wife, 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.