Christopher J. Ahearn, Chief Financial Officer
Chris is on the Board of and the acting CFO at WiserCare. He is also part of the Venture Partner Network at FirstMark Capital, an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City. He also serves on the board of directors for NewsCred, IgnitionOne and The Kitchen in addition to being on the Executive Producers Council at the Center for the Art of Performance UCLA.
Chris has had a range of business experience around the world. He recently was the Chairman and CEO of Kevyn Aucoin Beauty (a high-end cosmetics company) where he oversaw the turnaround and sale of the iconic brand.
Previously, Chris was the President of Reuters Media, where he led its two principal business groups: the Reuters News Agency (B2B) and Reuters Consumer Media (B2C). Chris was also on the Thomson Reuters Markets Executive and Operating Committees, which oversaw $7.5 billion in revenues. While there he served on the boards of Factiva, Times Global Broadcasting (a Mumbai-based broadcaster), Pluck and Hexun (a Beijing- based 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.