Chris Kleinert is a member of the Investment Committee for Texas Women Ventures and a member of its general partner. Chris is president and CEO of Hunt Consolidated Investments, a subsidiary of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. He oversees the operations of Hunt Realty Investments, Hunt Investment Corporation, and newly created Hunt Energy Solutions. Other business interests of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. include oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum refining, electric power generation and transmission, ranching and agriculture. Chris’ affiliation with Hunt Consolidated began in 1996 as investment manager for Hunt Financial Corporation.
Currently, Chris serves on the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University (SMU), and the Program Committee of SMU’s Cox School of Business Southwest Venture Forum. He also serves on the advisory boards of Amegy Bank - Dallas, Entrepreneurs for North Texas, and the Positive Coaching Alliance. He is a member of the Lone Star Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization and the Dallas Citizens Council. In 2009, he and his wife, Ashlee, founded Executives in Action, a non-profit organization that leverages the talent and expertise of executives in transition with local charitable organizations to enhance their productivity, efficiency and overall impact.
Chris received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Texas Christian University and a BBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Hunt, he was employed by Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) and General Mills.