Christopher H. Lyford, MBA, CFA®

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager & Research Analyst

Chris serves clients as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. He serves as a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. Prior to joining Vigilant, Chris was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Acadia Trust, N.A. As Managing Director, Chris provided leadership to the company regarding investment management, client relationships, and business development. Concurrently as Chief Investment Officer, Chris led the company’s investment and research process, investment committee meetings, and portfolio management process. He also managed portfolios for high-net-worth individuals, trust accounts, and non-profit endowment funds. Chris earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Maine Chapter of the CFA® Institute. An avid runner, Chris has completed twenty-seven marathons and three Ironman triathlons. He lives in Scarborough, ME with his wife, Cari, their two boys Noah and Caleb, and their daughter, Harper.