Managing Director and CEO
Christopher currently also serves as the Managing Partner of the Access America Fund, LP, a fund dedicated to the US listing of international growth stage companies. Chris has been active in growth stage investing since 1988, in emerging market investing since 1995, and is one of the original innovators of the public US listing of companies based in emerging markets through alternative means. Over the course of his career, Mr. Efird has led or co-led the US public listing of multiple growth stage companies, of which many were based in the emerging markets. These listings have involved traditional IPO’s, Reverse Mergers, Alternative Public Offerings, and Direct Listings. In 1996, Mr. Efird led one of the first APO (Alternative Initial Public Offering) transactions ever completed for an emerging market based company. More recently, Mr. Efird currently manages p his second private equity fund that exclusively focus on investments into emerging market based companies. In addition, Mr. Efird works closely with a variety of companies that are seeking to enter the US capital markets and provides the benefit of over twenty years of public markets listing experience to help guide them through the process. Mr. Efird holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts degree from Sam Houston State University where his master's thesis developed quantitative and qualitative tools for the assessment of international political risk.