Chris is the Director of Originations for VRA Partners. Chris brings more than 12 years of experience, both transactional and operational, across a diverse set of industries and companies. Prior to joining VRA Partners, Chris was a Principal and Co-Founder at Heritage Growth Partners LLC, a private multi-family investment office. While with Heritage Growth Partners LLC, Chris was responsible for leading and supporting the firms’ efforts in sourcing new investment opportunities and capital, executing transactions and monitoring investments. Prior to Heritage Growth Partners LLC, Chris interned at New Silk Growth Capital, an Asia-focused growth equity fund located in Mumbai, India.
Chris began his career as a financial auditor working for Ernst & Young LLP where he covered public and private companies across various sectors such as financial services, transportation, manufacturing, waste management and healthcare. Chris also worked as a senior internal auditor for Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) where he executed operational and financial international audits.
Chris holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Accounting from Florida State University, and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Chris is also a Certified Public Accountant registered in the state of Florida.