25+ years as a business Leader, Chris has added value (>$360 million in savings) and mitigated risk across borders, functions, levels, industries, & technologies, executing focused & system-wide programs. Consistently delivered fast results in both failing and robust situations for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. His small business success is recognized at a global management consultant firm that achieved “Fast Fifty” by Crain’s Chicago Business and Inc. 5000. Chris completed a dual-degree MBA program at Thunderbird & ESADE in Barcelona, Spain; joined Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in Chicago with to focus on non-labor cost reduction. Continued his international career joining Baxter International’s Corporate Audit team, performing application, audit, financial, operational, and plant reviews across the US, Europe, and Central/South America. Later he joined Schering-Plough Corp. as a Finance Manager, focused on the P&L. In the Animal Health Business; responsible for Latin America, Far East, Europe, Canada, Middle East & Africa after an acquisition that 2X sales to $200 million in 54+ countries. Joined the Human Business, operating in 17 Latin American countries (sales of $506 million), managing operational issues, budget, close, estimates & plans. In 2000, at The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Business Decision Support Group, he directed Finance and HR Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts in 11 departments. Reporting to EVP of HR, advised & led HR Risk Management and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project as part of a Business Transformation Team, spanning 80 projects with $60+ million in savings. In 2009, he joined AArete, a global management consulting firm. He helped grow AArete by a factor of 10 (10 to 130+ employees) with similar increases in revenue; led multiple teams in non-labor cost reduction, compliance, & process improvement efforts, delivering $300+ million in savings.