• Christine McElvania, CFA, CFP®

    Partner, Advisor


With a mission of helping individuals reach their life goals through knowledge and better financial health, Christine consistently strives to understand the world through the eyes of others. Intrigued by the unique qualities of people, she recognizes the one-of-a-kind stories in each person’s life and then tailors her recommendations accordingly.


  • MBA from the University of Iowa
  • BA in Finance and Economics from the University of Northern Iowa
  • Iowa Life Insurance license

Industry Experience:

  • Investment Advisor; Quad Cities Investment Group
  • Senior Investment Analyst; FBL Financial Group
  • Derivatives Analyst; FBL Financial Group
  • Assistant Derivatives Analyst; FBL Financial Group


Christine and her husband, Jeff, moved to the Quad Cities in 2013 when Jeff accepted a position at Deere and Company. Christine joined Quad Cities Investment Group in September 2013 and became a partner in 2015. Christine is our resident nerd and never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like.

Life provides Christine and Jeff with many exciting new adventures. In 2017, they welcomed their first child, Teddy – or as he’s known around the office “T-Money.” In 2020, they welcomed their second son, James. The two busy boys always keep them on their toes.

When she’s not at the office, or chasing the kiddos around, Christine can be found reading, often well past her bedtime, or traveling when the opportunity allows.

"I love people’s stories and how each one is different. They help determine who a person is and where they want to go."

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner,  CFP Logo Flame Design and  CFP Logo Plaque Design in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.