Deputy General Counsel, Legal Operations Manager
Chris joined RiverNorth in 2020 and serves as Deputy General Counsel and Legal Operations Manager.
Prior to joining RiverNorth, Chris was Vice President, Senior Counsel for SS&C ALPS, where he provided legal and operational guidance to its advisory and administration teams and was as an executive officer to ALPS Series Trust, Boulder Growth & Income Fund and RiverNorth Opportunities Fund. Chris also served as an associate at Thompson Hine LLP, where he provided legal counsel to a broad spectrum of investment companies, with expertise in closed-end interval funds and large sponsored series trusts. In addition, he guided early-stage and emerging-growth companies through a range of complex capital-market transactions, including IPOs. Chris began his legal career as Corporate Counsel for DSW, Inc. Before earning his law degree, Chris worked as a certified public accountant (CPA), serving as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP and in internal audit at a Michigan manufacturing conglomerate.
Chris graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BS in Political Science and MS in Accounting. He earned his JD from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.