Chris Harned

Christopher B. Harned

Strategic Advisor

Mr. Christopher B. Harned was, until recently, a Partner at Arbor Private Investment Company, having joined Arbor in 2016. He previously served as Managing Director of M&A at Nomura Securities International since 2014, where he was Head of its Consumer Americas business. Previously, he served as a Managing Director of M&A at Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, beginning in 2011. Beginning in 2001, he served as the Managing Director, Partner and Head of the Consumer Products Group at The Cypress Group, where he was responsible for investments and where he built the Consumer Products investment strategy. He was with Lehman Brothers in the U.S. and Europe from 1985 through 2001, ultimately serving as Head of Global Consumer M&A. Mr. Harned is a Director of Quad/Graphics, Inc., Lakeview Farms, Inc. and Southeastern Meats, Inc. He served as a Director of Freshpet, Inc. from October 2006 to December 2018. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Danka Business Systems PLC from March 2002 to February 2009. Mr. Harned was a Board Member of bswift, LLC, Brand Connections, Meow Mix, North American Midway Entertainment, Philadelphia Media Group and Stone Canyon Entertainment. He has several decades of experience in Consumer Products private equity and investment banking. Mr. Harned holds a B.A. in History from Williams College.