Chris has specific expertise as an operating and transactional executive overseeing the US and global expansion, through internal and external teams and stakeholders, of world recognized brands. He has identified and financed opportunities, structured and negotiated operating partnerships, joint ventures and other alliances and built and overseen best in class operating and development teams for real estate focused businesses. Sectors have included TMT, investments, real estate and leisure and hospitality. He has worked in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Americas with government officials, significant partners and other third parties. He has overseen the deployment of over $1.5 Billion in capital spending and the creation of businesses with over 6 Million square feet of real estate. In addition to leading growth businesses, he has reengineered operating companies as well as put in place disposition and value maximization strategies for companies, real estate and other asset classes.
Before joining Arcturus, Chris has been an advisor in a number of businesses, including large real estate multi-use developments, live event venue transactions and various early stage companies.
Chris was Executive Vice President of Live Nation. He oversaw various aspects of the company’s business development for North America, including real estate and new venue identification and structuring, mergers and acquisitions and structuring various partnerships with professional sports teams and casino operators. He oversaw the real estate integration of the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger.
Before Live Nation, Chris had his own advisory business, advising operating investors as well as operating companies in TMT, leisure and hospitality and real estate. Clients included Onex Capital, Tudor Capital, GE Capital, the Dubai government, Live Nation, Clarity Partners, AIG Capital, Loews Cineplex and Yo Sushi.
Chris was the Executive Vice Warner Brother International Theaters, the leading, state of the art multiplex cinema operator in the world. With the CEO, he oversaw aspects of operations and P&L responsibility, identifying, starting and managing joint venture businesses (also as board member) in Spain, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Taiwan, England, Denmark, China and Germany. During his tenure, the company grew from 300 to over 1,200 screens.
Previous to Warner Brothers, Chris ran worldwide business development for the Hard Rock Café, worked in corporate finance at Bankers Trust in Europe, was a management consultant focused on privatizing businesses in Eastern Europe and worked in business development, corporate treasury and investor relations for Lorimar-Telepictures leading to its merger with Warner Brothers in 1989.
He graduated with Highest Honors from Hobart College and has an M.B.A. from UCLA. Chris is an Emmy-nominated composer and winner of a Thomas Watson fellowship.