A great business starts with having the right people, and that is especially true in a professional services business. Founders is truly blessed with a talented team of professionals, all with top notch education and a wide variety of unique backgrounds and experiences. One of those Founders professionals is Chris Weingartner, a Midwesterner who married a great girl from the South (Birmingham specifically). Chris serves as Vice President for our Technology Practice and has been with the firm for two years. To learn more about Chris, keep reading….
Name: Christopher Weingartner (Chris)
Position: Vice President
Education: B.A. in Economics from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and M.B.A. from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management
Years with firm: Two – I started on my birthday in 2014
Job description in 25 words or less: Oversee the Technology Practice Group’s process of underwriting, marketing and closing transactions for our clients, and I support Zane Tarence (managing director for the Technology Practice) in business development, etc.
Hometown: I moved halfway through my childhood, I am proud to claim both Indianapolis, IN and Middletown, OH as my hometowns.
What makes you come to work every day: The opportunity to help entrepreneurs fulfill their capital objectives/dreams and help growing middle-market companies continue down a successful path.
Interesting fact about yourself: Until I met my now wife the very last semester of college, I would have bet anyone millions of dollars I’d never live in Birmingham. Now, I love it!
Title of your autobiography: God is Good
Hidden talent: I’ve yet to master an instrument, but growing up I played piano, violin, hand bells, bagpipes, and electric bass.
Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten: I prefer to not relive pledgeship; there are too many things to list.
Least favorite food: Kale, I’m ready for that fad to die.
About Founders Investment Banking
Founders Investment Banking (Founders) is a merger, acquisition & strategic advisory firm serving middle-market companies. Founders’ focus is on oil and gas, SaaS/software, industrials, internet, digital media and healthcare companies located nationwide, as well as companies based in the Southeast across a variety of industries. Founders’ skilled professionals, proven expertise and process-based solutions help companies access growth capital, make acquisitions, and/or prepare for and execute liquidity events to achieve specific financial goals. In order to provide securities-related services discussed herein, certain principals of Founders are licensed with M&A Securities Group, Inc. or Founders M&A Advisory, LLC, both members FINRA & SiPC. M&A Securities Group and Founders are unaffiliated entities. Founders M&A Advisory is a wholly owned subsidiary of Founders. For more information, visit www.foundersib.com.