Chief Executive Officer
Chris Karkenny is a business leader with more than 25 years of experience in building and growing businesses, as well as executing acquisitions to maximize shareholder value in both public and private companies. He is an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Pacific Southwest finalist.
Through the successful growth strategies developed and executed at PacifiCare Health Systems, Apria Healthcare, Coram Infusion Services and Quarterdeck Corporation, he created more than $8.5 Billion in value for shareholders. Additionally, Chris has led and integrated more than 30 acquisitions with an aggregate value in excess of $10 Billion while also developing the infrastructure to support such rapid growth.
Earlier in his career, Chris served on the leadership team of PacifiCare, a Fortune 100 insurance company, which grew revenue by more than 40% during his tenure. He also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apria Healthcare, a national healthcare services firm with over 550 locations, 14,000 employees and $2B in revenue. Apria experienced revenue growth of more than 60% under his tenure. Additionally, Chris served as Chief Executive Officer for a national platform of behavioral health assets.
Chris earned his BSBA from the University of Richmond before earning his MBA from Pepperdine University.