Christopher J. Andersen
Founder & CEO, Atlas Capital Strategies, Inc.
Chris has nearly 25 years of professional experience as an entrepreneur and as an executive working for a number of well known American companies. Prior to founding Atlas, he was a principal founding and growing five businesses including the sale of some of these companies.
He was the General Manger of a division for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles (no he doesn’t have any tattoos) and was responsible for marketing and public relations for a division of A&E Television Networks. In addition, he previously founded a database marketing company and merged it with a larger enterprise. Prior lives included a stint as a Vice President of client services with one of the largest advertising agencies in the world and six years in the financial services industry in operations, marketing and finance. In addition, Chris started his career in business in the real estate industry.
Chris is involved in a number of organizations that seek to foster the growth of middle market companies. He is a Past President of the San Francisco chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is a member of the board of directors for Pacific Community Ventures.
He is a graduate of the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia. Chris holds degrees in both corporate finance and marketing. And he lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons.