Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors
Chris spent the better part of 20 years living and studying in Germany. He pursued his post-secondary education in Rimouski, Quebec where he attended college, and completed his BA (Hon.) at Mercy College in New York, USA. Over his career, Chris has worked as an executive and business consultant in many countries, including Switzerland, The Bahamas, Brazil, The British Virgin Islands, Canada, The United States, and Germany. His executive level scope of experience encompasses project funding, the Prepaid Financial Card industry, software development, and the launch of technology start-ups.
As the COO of HumanBios GmbH in San Paolo, Brazil, Chris oversaw teams of software developers in several countries as they created new digital wallet technology. In addition, as the CEO of Standard Transactions Worldwide in The British Virgin Islands, Chris provided new strategic leadership as this global organization built brand as one of the first debit card providers to operate in the digital currency arena. Chris has also worked with MasterCard Miami on a gold-backed prepaid card and with RSA on developing security systems for online banking. He was also the entrepreneur responsible for creating one of Canada’s first online shopping malls, a venture that was ultimately acquired by a publicly listed firm.
Currently, Chris resides in Tilbury, Ontario, Canada, and is a frequent Presenter at the United States Clearing House, which clears over 2 trillion US dollars per day. In this role, he advises top managers at US banks about the opportunities to be found in the prepaid industry. He also works as a mortgage broker who specializes in commercial funding and has helped numerous local businesses secure the capital needed for expansion and development. Chris is a seasoned business consultant who has worked with clients in England, The United Arab Emirates, and Spain. As a business consultant, his primary focus is on operations and development.
Chris is married to Krista, has two daughters and one grandson: Cynthia who lives in Cork Ireland, with her husband Keith and son Oliver, and Melinda who lives in Kingston Ontario.