CEO / CFO, C Squared
CEO/CFO and Founder of C Squared, a developer and operator of Retirement Villages with care. A former Royal Marines Officer, with 21 years’ experience at Credit Suisse, predominantly in Equity Research, but latterly as CFO of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Chris won the Sword of Honour as the most outstanding Royal Marines Officer in training, specialised in Mountain and Arctic warfare and completed two operational tours of Belfast and Iraq.
At Credit Suisse, he ran the top-ranked Capital Goods research team (Aerospace, Engineering and Automotive companies) and then ran the US Equity Research department in New York, before returning to head the European Research business. He then managed the European Cash Equity business with revenues of $1bn and finished his time at CS as CFO of Europe, Middle East and Africa, managing a balance sheet of close to $1tr.
The Retirement Village with Care business has aspirations to be one of the leading brands in the market and targets to build a portfolio of 30-50 villages over the next 10 years.