Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Mr. Male is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Autism Impact Fund where he oversees the firm and leads AIF’s Business Services practice. Chris’ investment career includes a decade-plus of leading venture and middle-market equity financing across business services, impact, legal cannabis and real estate.
Prior to founding AIF, Chris was Managing Director of RBG Capital LLC, his family’s private investment arm, where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring, negotiating transactions and supporting portfolio management teams execute on value creation strategies. Currently, he is a board member of Quantum Power GmbH, On Point Market Research Group and ACME Glass and, prior to the sale of each company, was on the boards of Dope Media LLC, Calyx Brands, and Headset.
Chris also co-founded two successful investment vehicles in the legal cannabis space: (i) Anslinger Capital, founded in 2014 and merged with Hypur Ventures in 2016, is fully deployed and returning gains to investors and (ii) Revel Holdings, a curated investment vehicle for strategic family offices and UHNW individuals to deploy capital in the space. Prior to joining RBG, Chris was a Manager in Hyatt Hotel’s Global Real Estate & Development Finance group.
Chris’ youngest child, Duke, was diagnosed with Autism at three-years-old. Chris is actively involved with Quest Inc., a local nonprofit that “through quality and innovation build communities where people with disabilities can achieve their goals” and he is committed to being a catalyst for wholesale changes that improve the lives of people with autism and their families.
Chris holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy from Case Western University’s Weatherhead School of Management and a B.A. in History and Economics from Denison University.
He lives in Winter Park, Florida with his wife and three children.