Christian holds a dual major bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Finance and Real Estate. Christian also holds a Florida commercial real estate license. While attending Florida State he was part of the investment society, emerging leaders program, and to this day still mentors’ students in executive positions within governing positions at Florida State.
Christians career began at International Food Group, a division of Sysco Corporation, a publicly traded fortune 100 company. While working with the finance area he was exposed to the rigors of a large multinational corporations Corporate and SOCS Compliance regulations. He also worked closely with international contract negotiations, pricing, and worked heavily within purchasing. Christian then advanced to a management position with Aston Carter, the largest privately held and industry leader accounting & finance recruiting firm. He managed a team dedicated to meeting the needs of businesses within a client base across central Florida. Working closely with Executive Leadership teams of small to large businesses on mitigating risk, negotiating agreements, contracting billing and rates, handling payroll, workers compensations, labor costs, risk management, and employee welfare has provided Christian with the skill set that he utilizes to this day.
Christian realized that by providing his clients operational cost controls and clarity to make solid decisions resulted in positive impacts for each businesses earnings and ultimately their businesses enterprise value. This insight launched Christian into a Senior Advisor position within the VIKING Mergers & Acquisitions team. Christian found his true interest working with middle market businesses owners to further enhance their full cycle business operations and development of financial progress which increases enterprise value providing for a more lucrative exit strategy. His experience with financial analysis, contract negotiations, real estate, risk management, and an effective understanding of multiple types of employee workforces has developed his knowledge and business acumen allowing business owners to successfully maximize exit strategies and the Viking team to efficiently facilitate the divestiture of their clients’ business at its highest value.
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