Chris has nearly a decade of commercial and investment banking experience spanning a broad range of industries and transaction types. Immediately prior to joining Peninsula Capital Partners, Chris was a Vice President at BMO Harris Bank in Chicago. At BMO Chris executed both asset-based and cash flow loans in support of middle-market and large corporate borrowers. Before BMO, Chris was an Analyst with a Chicago-based boutique investment bank where he focused on M&A advisory and valuation services. Chris started his career with Bank One in Detroit.
Chris received his BA with Honors from Michigan State University and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a member of the CFA Institute. In his free time Mr. Gessner enjoys spending time with his family, golf and a variety of outdoor fitness activities.