Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member
Chris provides the leadership and strategic direction of HTG Capital Partners. Having started his career as a runner on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1978, Chris became a full member of the CBOT in 1981 where he was a floor broker, floor trader, member of the board of directors, and chaired, vice chaired or served on over 40 committees at the exchange. He served on the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation board of governors for six years, including two years as chairman.
Immediately prior to HTG, he was the CEO of Penson Futures and continues to serve as the non-executive vice-chairman at Knight Futures, Penson’s successor. Chris was one of the founding partners of Goldenberg, Hehmeyer & Co (GHCO) and worked as a managing director of Virginia Trading Corporation beginning in 1981 prior to establishment of the GHCO partnership in 1984.
In addition to his duties at HTG, Chris currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of the National Futures Association. He is on the board of directors of the Futures Industry Association.
He is a member of the board of regents at The University of the South, is a member of the Economics Club of Chicago, and the World Presidents’ Organization.
Chris has served on a variety of local charity boards including chairman of the exchange chapter of Ducks Unlimited and chairman of the annual LaSalle Street Dinner Dance for the Chicago Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.