Chris is Founder/CEO of Fountainhead Commercial Capital (and its affiliate, Fountainhead SBF), a nationwide, nonbank, direct commercial lending firm that specializes in funding commercial real estate projects and providing growth financing for business owners. Fountainhead was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America — 9th fastest firm in Greater Orlando. He and his executive team have collectively closed over $24.09 billion worth of projects making them one of the most experienced teams in commercial lending to owners of small to midsized businesses.
Chris has become well-known for his advocacy on behalf of small business owners, which have included several stints delivering testimony to the US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship as well as the US House of Representatives Small Business Committee. He was named by American City Business Journals as one of the nation’s most influential leaders in commercial real estate in 2018. Additionally, Chris was named “CEO of the Year” in Orlando by the Orlando Business Journal in April of 2019.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Center of Government (part of the Wharton School of Business at that time) and received two undergraduate degrees, magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago.