President & CEO
Chris founded ECM in 1999 and was a co-founder of ECM?s predecessor company H&P in 1994. From 1987 to 1994 Chris was an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley International, where he established the European investment activities for Morgan Stanley's private equity group. Initially London-based, Chris sourced, executed, monitored and exited one of the early private equity transactions in Germany, the 1990 acquisition of Cargo Van GmbH. Following this investment, Chris increasingly focused on the German mid-market for private equity transactions. Chris holds a Masters Degree in History and Economics from Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar), a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.