andersen-photo-new-95G. Chris Andersen ('62)

Founder, G.C. Andersen Partners


Referred to by The New York Times as one of the five most creative investment bankers on Wall Street, Chris has been involved in deals totaling over $100 billion in value and is widely recognized for playing an integral role in the creation of the high yield bond industry. Chris is based in Branchville, New Jersey.  

Before founding G.C. Andersen Partners in 1996, Chris served as Vice Chairman of PaineWebber from 1990 to 1995, where he helped propel the bank to record corporate finance revenues and with the acquisition of Kidder Peabody in 1994, launched the development of its international banking operations. Prior to PaineWebber, Chris was head of the Investment Banking Group at Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Chris is a Board Director of Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) and of XPO Logistics (NYSE AMEX:XPO).   He is a founder of the Garn Institute of Finance at the University of 

Utah; a member of the International Advisory Council of the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University; and sits on the advisory board of the RAND Corporation’s Center for Asia Pacific Policy.

Chris received a BS from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).