Christine Sjölin, SHRM-SCP
VP of Strategic Development and Operations / Principal
Our Chief of Staff, she rules the West Wing with a velvet glove.
Since joining FP Transitions in 2011, Christine has been one of the principal drivers behind the growth and success of the Equity Management System®, a program that now boasts approximately 2,000 members and 20 independent broker-dealers and custodians. Whether speaking, publishing or helping advisors one-on-one, she brings to her work at FP Transitions an enthusiasm and perspective befitting a seasoned traveler. As the VP of Strategic Development and Operations, Christine is one of the chief architects of the FP Transitions vision and team.
Christine is a graduate with honors from Oregon State University, where she focused on European history and politics, and participated in international study programs in France and the Czech Republic. Using her language skills in French and German, she ventured to Switzerland after graduation, where she worked for the president of a boutique executive search firm in between road trips to Italy, Germany, and France. Returning stateside and determined to “get serious,” she enrolled in law school but was turned her off by the adversarial, combative nature of the work. She refocused and grounded her curious and collaborative personality in the technical study of accounting and taxation.
When not recruiting the next generation of talent or flying around the country to meet with our partners, Christine explores the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughters. She is an avid cyclist and has competed in the Oregon State Time Trial competition, and numerous "century" rides. One of several wine industry “boomerangs” at the firm, she is our resident wine expert and partner in a microbrewery. She is one of the next-generation leaders at FP Transitions.