Archean Capital Partners
Chris is portfolio manager of Archean Capital Partners and a Managing Director at Moelis Asset Management (MAM). Archean Capital is a private equity fund that seeds new private equity firms and helps accelerate their business plans. In his broader role at MAM, Chris develops the private market strategy and identifies new partnership opportunities.
Outside his role at Archean and MAM, Chris serves on the board of Twain Financial, an investment management firm specializing in tax credit, structured debt, and real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Archean and MAM, Chris spent 11 years at Summit Strategies Group, an institutional investment consulting firm, where he led the private markets team, was Director of Research, and served as Managing Director of the firm. In that role, Chris was responsible for a $10B portfolio of private market commitments, which gave him the opportunity to foster relationships across the GP and LP community. He began his career in the healthcare industry and held several operating roles before transitioning to investment management.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Chris is a CFA charterholder and received an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as an undergraduate degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Mindy, and their 3 children. He is a passionate cyclist and skier, but willing to try almost any outdoor activity that allows him to move, enjoy nature, and spend time with his family.
Chris is serving his fellowship at Moelis Asset Management under the mentorship of Scott Bernstein (Class 22), Principal at Lewis & Clark Ventures. He is a member of Class 24.