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Chris Darnell

Chris Darnell CFO, Practice Area Lead

Chris Darnell is a global executive with industry experience in education, energy, media and entertainment, music, real estate, sports, and technology. He has served on many international boards of directors and advisory boards. In his current role, Chris serves as the CFO for a portfolio of Propeller clients and leads the technology practice area.

Prior to joining Propeller, Chris developed, executed, and led entrepreneurial initiatives for start-ups and high-growth businesses, from within large corporations to newly founded companies. Notably, he has been on the initial start-up teams of two businesses that have both reached multi-billion US$ in annual revenue. He has delivered several ‘world firsts’ in the global capital markets as well as launched software and consumer products that have obtained global reach along with strong brand recognition.

Chris serves as an Executive in Residence at Chicago Booth School of Business and periodically lectures at renowned universities. He received a BA in Economics from The University of Chicago and an international MBA from the University of Southern California.