Chris Gillock is Managing Member of Colonnade Advisors LLC and Chief Executive Officer of Colonnade Securities LLC, the firm’s registered broker dealer subsidiary. He joined Colonnade Advisors as a Managing Director in 2004. Previously, Chris was Executive Vice President – Corporate Development, Marketing and Communications for Transamerica Finance Corporation, the financial services and information services subsidiary of AEGON, N.V. Chris is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Health Charge Corporation, a provider of information technology services, consulting services and financial services to health care providers. Chris also spent several years with Heller Financial, Inc. serving as Executive Vice President – Healthcare Financial Services and Senior Vice President – Corporate Development and Investments. Earlier in his career, Chris ran Southeast Asian operations for a major equipment leasing firm and was a corporate lending officer at Bank of America.
During his career, Chris has advised on merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions totaling in excess of $5.0 billion of enterprise value and has worked on debt and equity financings totaling over $4.5 billion. Most of his transaction experience has been in the financial services sector. He served as president of Transamerica Finance’s private equity subsidiary and as a member of Heller Financial’s Executive Credit Committee, which reviewed and approved all equity investments and large loans made by Heller Financial.
Chris holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a BA cum laude in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and the Series 7, 24, 28, 63 and 79 securities licenses.