Chief Financial Officer
Chris is the Chief Financial Officer of Anderson Holdings. He oversees all aspects of finance, treasury, accounting and risk management across the company’s four divisions. He is also the CFO of First Beverage Group, a beverage focused private equity firm.
Chris previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Newstone Capital Partners LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser. The firm focuses on investments in U.S. based middle-market companies involved in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and later-stage growth financings. During his tenure at Newstone Capital Partners, Chris was responsible for treasury management, strategic planning, corporate and fund accounting, SEC compliance, portfolio valuation and investor relations. Prior to that, Chris spent seven years as the Treasurer of Wesco Financial Corporation, a publicly traded, diversified financial corporation that was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2011. In addition to managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio of publicly traded fixed income and equity securities, Wesco has operations in insurance, furniture rental, steel warehousing and real estate, and Chris was responsible for Treasury, SEC and financial reporting, accounting, internal audit and strategic planning. Chris also served as the Executive Vice President of MS Property Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wesco, where he was responsible for the financing and development of a diversified commercial real estate portfolio. During this time, Chris also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Chip Stamps, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which held 80.1% of the outstanding stock of Wesco Financial Corporation until the complete merger in 2011.
Chris is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), licensed in the State of California, and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Chris grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Pasadena with his wife, Anneke and two children, Abigail and John. He enjoys skiing, hiking, and fishing.