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      Chris Hearing

      Managing Partner

      Chris is a Managing Partner at Navigare Advisory Partners.   He joined Navigare after a successful 30-year career in multiple executive leadership roles.  He has worked in large public companies as the CFO at Time Life, was CFO of a private equity portfolio group and excelled as President of Direct Holdings Global, a mid-market, private equity held marketing and live entertainment company.  Most recently Chris led Direct Holdings to rapid enterprise value growth by diversifying product lines and distribution channels, and streamlining operations.  Chris has advised non-profit organizations in several Board roles and has diverse experience leading international teams (North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia).

      Chris has extensive strategic experience helping organizations successfully face complex market challenges head-on by identifying strategic opportunities for revenue growth and operational improvements, followed by the creation and implementation of action plans to achieve their goals.

      Chris has led multiple complex integrations to successfully realize full enterprise value from business combinations.  He has led organizational restructuring efforts to improve profitability and has led both buy and sell sides of several acquisitions/divestitures.

      Chris has a BS from Villanova University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.  Among many interests outside of business, Chris is a voracious music lover, plays golf and enjoys woodworking. His favorite quote is from legendary basketball coach John Wooden: “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to prepare” which reflects his strong belief in the power of planning and doing the groundwork necessary to unleash success.

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      • Corporate Development
      • Transformation
      • Strategy
      • Operations Management
      • Financial Management