As Managing Director of the Audaciter Group, Chris brings proven expertise in corporate finance and an accomplished track record defined by 20 years in progressive financial executive roles at distinguished blue chip organizations. Chris leads real estate and venture investment activities at Audaciter, and serves in Board Member and outsourced CFO roles for growth stage companies.
Prior to founding Audaciter, Chris was Treasurer & Head of Tax for Knauf North America where he was responsible for all operational and strategic treasury and tax functions. He successfully led a financing strategy involving the negotiation of $425 Million of revolving and term debt as well as the design and implementation of a New Markets Tax Credit structure to facilitate the company’s US expansion.
Before joining Knauf in 2011, Chris served as Chief Financial Officer at Vodafone Americas Inc.,a financial holding company for the world’s leading wireless telecommunications firm. There he managed U.S. cash flows of $3.5 Billion annually, assisted with enterprise valuations of the company’s portfolio of wireless operating companies including Verizon Wireless, and co-led efforts towards a successful $1.4 Billion private placement debt offering.
Chris combines financial expertise with entrepreneurial thinking, and is especially adept at implementing strategic objectives to support business growth and drive shareholder value. He began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP and is a licensed CPA. Chris enjoys adventure travel, hiking and climbing in Colorado and Montana, and spending time outdoors with his family.