cwilkerson@equipsytems.com

Chris is the Founder, President and CEO of High Bar Capital. He is responsible for guiding the overall operations including the origination of transactions, due diligence and operation of acquired companies.

Most recently, Chris was the President of EquipSystems a specialized hospital services firm focused on patient safety, infection control and environmental issues. Chris and the team lead EquipSystems through rapid growth and earned a position on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in America three years in a row.

Before founding High Bar Capital, Chris worked in the business development group of Ventro, a B2B marketplace builder and operator. There he identified causes of slow revenue growth in existing verticals, developed segmentation analysis and led teams from concept to execution on revenue generation opportunities in new vertical segments. Additionally, he was responsible for identifying acquisition candidates and leading the due diligence for growth opportunities in existing verticals.

Prior to Ventro, Chris was part of the founding team at OnCare, a nationwide oncology physician practice management company. There he worked for the CEO on research and strategy development projects and founded a special operations group focused on facilitating relationships with the 800+ physician partners and employees. Earlier in his career, Chris was at OTN, a specialty distribution company, working as the founding member of the Management Associate Program where he worked for senior management and rotated through each phase of business operations.

Chris is an active advisory board member for Entrepreneurship@Cornall and Treasurer for ACTUS, a charitable organization focused on the Arts, Nature Preservation and Health Initiatives.

Chris earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Cornell University and a MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.