Christopher Lawless has joined Hunter Wise Financial Group as a managing director in the firm’s new Oregon office. He is a former director of strategic investments for Intel Capital.
Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Lawless as Managing Director of its new Oregon office. Mr. Lawless has more than 20 years experience in venture capital, business operations, business creation/development, marketing and product design and focuses on a broad range of small-to-mid-cap clients throughout the U.S. and overseas.
“Chris has advised public and private companies on an impressive array of transactions from private placement to merger and acquisition,” said Fred G. Jager, President, Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC. “His unique background includes making and managing significant global investments. His background and skills are a perfect fit for our corporate growth strategies. Chris will specifically target the high technology, manufacturing, hotel, service sector and industrial industries, with a focus on the Northwest and Western U.S., Canada, China, Latin America and India. In addition to traditional capital placement efforts and M&A services, Chris will drive both alternative public offerings (APO) and take-private strategies to strengthen companies in this ‘new’ economy.”
Mr. Lawless served as Director of Strategic Investments for Intel Capital’s global venture capital division, one of the world’s most active venture organizations. He was responsible for the global enterprise and internet security technology investment sector, a highly active and lucrative sector delivering considerable portfolio company exits. He also facilitated peer-to-peer, entertainment, manageability, streaming media and other targeted investment sectors, with a regional focus including North and South America, China and Israel.
Mr. Lawless graduated from the University of Maryland where he received a B.S. degree in Business. He has held increasingly responsible senior operational and executive positions throughout his career and is the co-inventor of five technology patents. Chris also serves on company advisory boards to help drive innovation and growth.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, with 15 offices in the U.S. and offices in Beijing, London and Vancouver, Canada, Hunter Wise Financial Group provides mid-market investment banking services. Other subsidiaries include Hunter Wise Commodities and Hunter Wise Capital Partners.