Chris Winn

CEO & Co-Founder, London & Dallas

Chris is responsible for shaping the firm’s vision, strategy, growth and investment philosophy.

He established Ormonde Partners in 2020 to create and manage innovative ways of making private markets accessible to all investors.

Prior to establishing Ormonde, Chris was VP of Mergers & Acquisitions for a NASDAQ-listed enterprise software company. There, he sourced, completed and integrated transactions ranging in value from $7mm to $300mm. After 7 years in this role, he moved on to establish his family’s single family office and serve as it’s CIO. There, he built a team of 11 which focused primarily on direct and indirect investments in real estate, private equity, venture capital and private credit. These transactions ranged in value from $100k to $100mm and were most often sourced directly through a vast network of American single family offices, institutional investors, and top tier fund managers. After 3 years, Chris’s vision to leverage and extend the single family office advantages – access, information, and investment horizon – to all investors was born. In 2019, he left the single family office in the capable hands of the team he built to take up a new post as a partner for a London based multifamily office. There, he laid the groundwork for a private markets investment platform for elective professionals. After Covid hit, the opportunity to acquire an existing asset management platform with the necessary resources – investment talent, proprietary research, and regulatory and fund management infrastructure – materialized. Seizing on this, Chris and his partners completed the transaction and embarked on the journey to build Ormonde, a world class private markets specialist firm with a far reaching vision and mission.

Chris received a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Strategy from Southern Methodist University. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and holds accreditations from the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI) in the UK.

Chris lives in London with his wife of 13 years, their 3 children and 3 dogs. He spends the majority of his time outside the office with them, enjoying as much as London, the UK and Europe have to offer. He is an avid skier, fisherman, and an aspiring golfer.

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