Prior to joining the fassforward team, Christian spent 22 years as a credit investor in the Asset Management industry.
He started his career as an analyst for Stein Roe and Farnham as an industry generalist. He then worked at McDonnell Investment Management covering industrials and leading the firm’s distressed debt investments. He joined THL Credit after they purchased McDonnell, where he led the industrial, energy, and financial industry team, helping manage over $5B in AUM.
He joined First Eagle Asset Management when they purchased THL Credit. There he was the Head of Credit and a Portfolio Manager for $15B in AUM, leading a team of 16 analysts. Additionally, he helped lead fundraising for a newly launched publicly-traded vehicle to the retail market and helped with fundraising in the institutional channels.
Christian serves on company boards, helping with strategy, fundraising, and hiring management teams and board members.
Christian lives in Chicago with his wife and their two sons. He enjoys chasing Flow and biking around Chicago with his sons sitting on the back of the bike.