Senior Managing Director
Chris has been acquiring and building businesses for 30 years with a focus on innovative companies that are leaders in their respective industries.
He joined Cranemere at its founding and heads the firm’s Industrial team, which encompasses activities in industrial services, manufacturing and design. He has worked with Vincent Mai for 30 years including 20 at AEA Investors where he retired as a Partner and CFO. He has led, co-led or been an integral executive with respect to the acquisition and development of 15 operating companies, including five of Cranemere’s operating businesses. In addition, during the last several years, his teams have completed over 20 add-on acquisitions to those Cranemere operating businesses.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Exemplis, Velocity Vehicle Group and Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance and serves as Chairman of the Board of the Engineered Stone Group and System Pavers. Prior to Cranemere, he served as Chairman of the Board of both Convenience Food Systems and CPG International (now AZEK).
He started his career at Bain & Company and was an original partner of OceanBridge Partners. He graduated from Amherst College with honors.