Chris Grandpre currently serves as an Operating Partner on the Private Equity Investment Team. Chris has over 30 years of experience both as an M&A investment banker and as the founder and CEO of a multi-branded franchise company in the consumer home services sector. Chris most recently served as the Chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, a company he founded in 2008. In his role, he set the strategic direction for the company, including driving organic growth and growth through acquisitions and new concept development, while fostering the company’s culture of innovation and service. After the acquisition of Outdoor Living Brands by LYNX Franchising in 2021, Chris joined the LYNX Board of Directors and serves as Chairman.