Chris is anInvestment Banker with over 25 years international work experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Over his career he has held senior executive and line management positions in leading US, Canadian and International Banks and institutional fund management companies including Bankers Trust Company, Royal Bank of Canada and Advent International. Chris has also founded several businesses and remains an active shareholder in these as well acting as a management consultant to several international IT businesses.
In 1999 Chris raised institutional equity based funding and led as founder, the Management Buy Out of Adtcom Network Computing AG, a pan European value added distributor of server based computing and software products. Over a period of four years he raised over Euro 30 Million in equity and debt based funding from institutional investors and banks to finance the business and growth of the group both organically and through multiple acquisitions. The Adtcom Group operated on a pan-European basis employing over 100 staff in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, France, UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and at the time of its recent UK merger had revenues of over Euro 65 Million creating the largest pan European value added distributor of server based computing products in Europe. As Managing Director, Chris has first hand experience of establishing, operating and managing a business across multiple European locations and especially of running group functions from a Swiss operating base.
Chris holds a Swiss “C” permit and resides in Zug, Switzerland.