CEO, Chairman, Founder
Mr. Christopher Gersch is Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Altimus Capital, LLC and has company-wide responsibility for all portfolio companies. Mr. Gersch has over 13 years of experience in various leadership roles. He began his career as a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade and utilized his expertise and knowledge to form nine businesses since 2006 including Centauris Group, Blox Capital, Chicago Global Capital, YourPortal, Save Wave Energy, Gersch Group, Navigate Power, Verde Solutions, and Quanthaven. Mr. Gersch has also held positions as Director of Foreign Exchange for RCM Asset Management and Director of Strategy for Bell Curve Capital. In 2017, Mr. Gersch was not only recognized as a Midwest finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, but also had two of his companies place in the Inc. 5000 (Verde Solutions – #289 and Navigate Power – #550).
Mr. Gersch is a philanthropist and an active member of his community. He is an Executive Board Member for the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, a member of the Catholic Covenant Energies Advisory Board, and is an adjunct professor for the University of Chicago designing and teaching quantitative trading strategies and algorithmic system modeling. Mr. Gersch graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Aerospace from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a licensed multi-engine commercial pilot.
Ms. Kim Gryzlo was named President of Altimus Capital, LLC in June 2017 and is responsible for the leadership and overall operations of the portfolio companies. She has 25 years of diverse work experience in various leadership positions within sales, finance, and operations. Ms. Gryzlo has worked for small to mid-size businesses, private equity owned portfolio companies, and large Fortune 100 companies including FMC Corporation, Baxter Healthcare, Allegiance Healthcare and Cardinal Health. Prior positions held by Ms. Gryzlo include various management roles within finance and executive leadership positions as Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Sales & Operations. Ms. Gryzlo is recognized for her ability to lead teams, improve operational effectiveness and drive profitable results.
Ms. Gryzlo received her B.B.A. degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and her M.B.A. degree in Operations Management from DePaul University.