Chris Howard


 Chris has closed over $1.5 billion in transactions.  Clients have included Goldman Sachs’ Special Situations Group, Iron Mountain and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors - including a three year stint as Portfolio Manager and co-Managing Partner of Kayne’s Growth Equity group. Prior to WCI, Chris spent two years at Crescent Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm with over $2 billion under management, and two years with Maiden Lane Associates, a $100 million PE fund located in Beverly Hills. Separately, Chris acquired Record Masters, and restructured, grew and sold the business in 2011 after 14 years of ownership, generating a 78x return on equity.  He acquired American Data Guard, a document destruction business located in Washington in 2015, and restructured, grew and sold that business in 2017, generating a 4x return. Chris is an avid cyclist and runner. He holds an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.