Christopher J. Ahearn

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Chris is the current CFO for WiserCare as well as a Venture Partner at FirstMark Capital, an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. For the last several years, he was also the Chairman and CEO of Kevyn Aucoin Beauty (a high end cosmetics company) where he oversaw a turnaround and sale of the business. He currently serves on the board of directors for WiserCare, NewsCred and The Kitchen.

Previously, Chris was the President of Reuters Media, where he led its two principal business groups: the Reuters News Agency and Reuters Consumer Media. Chris was also on the Thomson Reuters Markets Executive and Operating Committees, which oversaw $7.5 billion in revenues. While at Reuters he served on the boards of Factiva, Times Global Broadcasting (a Mumbai-based broadcaster), Pluck and Hexun (a Beijing- based media and information company).

Chris began his career on Wall Street. At J.P. Morgan, he held positions in LabMorgan where he was an Investment Partner and ran the Corporate Development group; the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group; the Financial Institutions Group; and the Emerging Markets Financial Institutions Group, where he worked with clients in Emerging Asia, Latin America and Emerging Europe. Prior to that Chris worked as an independent consultant in Moscow, Russia and for First Boston's Financial Institutions Group in London, New York and Los Angeles.

He is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is married, has two children and one dog and resides in Santa Monica.