Senior Relationship Manager
Chip Sroufe has been a Relationship Manager with The C.O.R.E. Group since June 2002. He uses the vast and varied experiences he has had throughout the financial services industry to be a well-rounded and valuable partner to advisors and their clients. He specializes in protecting affluent individuals, families and business owners with life insurance, annuity, DI, LTC and tax advantaged strategies. He uses a consultative approach and has been directly involved in implementing over two thousand solutions to create the best and right outcomes for clients for their reasons.
Since being securities and insurance licensed in 1997 he has had success in every position held. For three years he was a retail financial advisor working with high net worth individuals and business owners and achieved an officer’s title. Then he was instrumental in building a team to distribute variable annuities to the independent advisor channel. Lastly, he was in charge of recruitment in the Southwest for a large independent broker dealer. His success continues at The C.O.R.E. Group by being the top Relationship Manager for the past four consecutive years.
He is registered with FINRA and holds Series 7, 31, 63, 65 and fixed and variable life insurance licenses. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University majoring in History. He has been married to Lisa since 1997 and has a daughter Addison, 2007, and a son, Max, 2011. They reside in Chandler, AZ with their yellow lab Henry. He enjoys cooking dinner for friends, attending ASU athletic events, vacationing on the beaches of Mexico and volunteering for his kids athletics and at his church.
GETTING TO KNOW CHIP
HOBBIES: Coaching my son Max’s flag football team (seeing the kids improve and have fun is fulfilling), fantasy football, attending ASU football games, cheering for my daughter Addison at her swim meets.
PETS: A yellow lab named Henry who lets our kids climb all over him and in return simply asks that someone leave their food unattended so he can get an extra meal
FAVORITE PLACE HE’S TRAVELED: A vacation on a Disney Cruise with my wife Lisa and our 2 children that went to the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Martin, a trip we took to Europe (Rome was our favorite city), Juniper Springs Ranch outside of Prescott, AZ and Upper Falls (watching the crest) in Yellowstone National Park
FAVORITE BOOK: Breaking the rules by Kurt Wright, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini
FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE: “What we have here is a failure to communicate!” – Cool Hand Luke, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” – Magnum Force and any quote from Caddy Shack
BIGGEST FEAR: Swimming alone in deep water in the ocean
FIRST JOB: Selling plant seeds and Grit magazine as a door to door salesman at 10 years old – I learned perseverance and it taught me to be adaptable and fit in with a lot of different people at my first “real” job working as a cook and dishwasher at Famous Recipe Fried Chicken in Trotwood, OH at 16
SOMETHING ON HIS BUCKET LIST: Loves history so seeing the ancient pyramids in person would be great. As a performer at heart who enjoys making people laugh it would be fun to try stand-up comedy