Christian is the Vice President of Funds and Transactions at Venture First where he oversees the private equity, venture capital, and alternative asset investment strategies. He also serves as CFO to one of Venture First’s private equity investments, Dealer Trade Network. Christian brings a successful track record of sector focused investing and leveraging strategic relationships to provide unique value-add opportunities. He firmly believes in rolling up his sleeves and being an active partner to the executive teams he backs. To-date he has closed on more than $200mm in equity transactions and served on multiple Boards, including CarLotz, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOTZ). Prior to Venture First, Christian spent two years at Poplar Ventures, a SaaS focused early-stage VC; and four years at TRP Capital Partners, a middle-market transportation focused private equity firm. Christian enjoys spending time with his wife, Tatum and his two sons, Parker and Charlie. He is an avid football, basketball, and golf fan, an outdoor enthusiast, and self-proclaimed workaholic. Christian received his B.A. in Economics and Business from Bellarmine University and his MBA from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.