Chris Jenkins, MBA



Chris Jenkins is a Managing Director with Encompass Financial Partners based in Raleigh, NC.  Chris’ favorite responsibility at Encompass is leading the firm’s financial education program, whether teaching business owners, corporate executives, or a company’s entire staff.  Chris gained a passion for people development during a 20-year career in the oil and gas industry, where he held technology-focused and leadership roles with operators in Alaska, Saudi Arabia, and Oklahoma.  Chris’ experience with financial education led him to change careers out of a passion for helping others exceed their expectations.


Chris has a long history of professional service, including a term on the International Board of Directors for the 160,000-member Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  Chris is also a past recipient of regional and international SPE awards recognizing his service.


Chris holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an Energy MBA from the University of Oklahoma.  Additionally, he holds the Behavior Financial Advisor (BFA) designation.