Chris joined Canopy Capital Partners in 2018. His responsibilities include deal evaluation, fundraising and investor relations and a primary focus on portfolio company on-boarding and continuous management. He has worked with portfolio companies backed by private equity firms including GTCR, Sterling Partners, H.I.G Capital and Norwest Equity Partners.
Chris began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP Tampa in 1998 primarily serving private equity backed clients assisting in many accounting arenas that impact portfolio companies. Chris joined his largest client Keystone Group Holdings (“Keystone”) in 2000 as Controller. During Chris’ time with Keystone the company grew from $40 million in revenue to approximately $150 million in revenue, acquired and integrated over 100 locations, and went public. During his tenure at Keystone Chris was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer and worked intimately with operational leaders. Ultimately Keystone was acquired by Service Corporation International (NYE:SCI) in 2010. As a spin-out of the Keystone exit, Chris was part of the executive management team of Keystone that procured private equity funding from Sterling Partners and established Foundation Partners Group. Foundation acquired homes carved out from the Keystone-SCI transaction. Chris served as Foundation’s CFO until his departure in 2011.
In 2012, Chris joined Pet Services Operating Corp (Paws Plus) as its CFO. PawsPlus was a veterinary services portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital that was sold to Petco in 2014.
Chris then joined Norwest Equity Partners backed Cyber Risk Management (Focal Point) as its CFO. Focal Point is a data-risk management company, specializing in cyber risk. Before departing in 2017, Chris helped Focal Point acquire and integrate three companies and grow revenues from $20 million to +$60 million.
Chris holds a BS and MS in Accounting from the University of Florida as well as his CPA license in Florida. He lives in Tampa with his wife Carin and two children Dylan and Kaitlin.