- Cincinnati Metro
Chris joined the FocusCFO team serving the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky markets in 2018. He has worked with a number of small and mid-market businesses over the last 18+ years, all of whom were at critical stages of launch, growth or profit maximization within their respective models. He is a great communicator with a belief that the financial team within any organization should strive to bring all departments together because any operating model will only go as far as its fiscal health will allow it. Chris and his wife Lindsay live in Fort Thomas, KY.
Chris previously worked as a CFO for the world’s largest indoor cycling brand, CycleBar Franchising LLC. As CFO, his role was an exciting mix of working with the executive team to grow the brand, which ultimately led to a large investment partnership, as well as working directly with franchisees to maximize their performance. During Chris’s time at CycleBar, 124 studios were opened domestically and internationally. Chris served as CFO for one of the nation’s largest Franchise Development Firms, St. Gregory Development Group. During this time, Chris worked with over 15 nationally recognized franchise brands as well as helped develop 4 start-up franchise brands within a variety of service and retail industries.
Chris worked as Controller and Dir. Business Development for Cincinnati-based restaurant group, Taste of Belgium. Helping develop and lead a sustainable growth plan including 7 new store openings with a team of 250+ employees
- Favorite sports team: Chris is an avid (and long suffering) Cincinnati sports fan.
- Something most people don't know about me: Chris is the youngest of 8 kids, and learned at an early age the values of a team, sharing, when to listen, and when to speak up.
What attracted you
The ability to work with entrepreneurs. My favorite part of business is the “build”. Strategizing with a team, implementing the group’s plan, and seeing the plan in action are what makes building and growing brands so much fun