Chris Franks

VP of Capital Markets
& Corporate Development


Chris Franks is VP of Capital Markets and Corporate Development at FastPay, where he manages the company’s equity and debt capital strategies and corporate development activities.

Under Chris’ leadership, FastPay’s cost of capital has halved and the company’s number of capital partners has increased threefold.

Before FastPay, Chris was a VP in the private equity group at Thomas Weisel Partners, where he focused on venture secondary directs and primary fund investing. Prior to that, he was an investment banking analyst at CIBC and an analyst at Merrill Lynch.

Chris has an undergraduate degree from Duke, an MBA from Berkeley and he completed level 2 of the CFA. Chris is based in San Francisco, CA.

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