As a revenue growth executive and strategist, Chris has experience in general management, product innovation, business development, and equity & debt fundraising. Chris began his career as an investment banking analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he executed over $4 billion of middle market mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions. After business school, Chris gained buy side experience as an executive at three holding companies. At media holding company Fluid Media, he worked with a small team to complete the LBO rollup of the in-store media industry. The leveraged buyouts of the industry leaders, including Muzak and DMX, helped transform Fluid Media from a private entity with $4 million in revenues into Mood Media, the publicly traded, global in-store media #1 market leader with $500 million in revenues and $120 million in EBITDA.
In addition to deal sourcing and execution, Chris’ responsibilities as an executive at the holding companies included creating, staffing, and leading subsidiary companies to target specific market opportunities and working with the management teams of acquired companies to boost revenue growth and to rationalize operations.
In his 10 years of operating experience in Fortune 500, middle market, and early stage environments, Chris has collaborated with engineers to create new products, led 18 product launches, and driven over $800 million in revenue growth in the media, consumer products, technology, and healthcare industries.
Chris has a BA in economics from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.