Chris Bixby
Managing Director of Venture Capital Strategies

Chris Bixby is Managing Director of Venture Capital Strategies for Rice Park and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, structuring and managing investments in early to mid-stage technology companies operating in the real estate-based finance, equity, services and payments sectors.

Chris has a diverse background having served both in investment and entrepreneurial roles. Prior to Rice Park, Chris was Vice President of Growth at Sezzle, a rapidly growing fintech, where he was focused on building strategic partnerships with enterprise retailers. He joined pre-IPO as Vice President of Marketing and led the successful rebranding efforts. Before Sezzle, Chris joined General Mills in brand management and later founded Collaborate Brands where he advised early-stage businesses in strategy, growth, and fundraising. Chris began his career on Wall Street, working as an investment banking analyst in mergers and acquisitions at Jefferies, LLC, and later as a private equity associate at Castle Harlan, a $1 billion fund, where he spent three years investing in middle-market private equity transactions.

Chris received his A.B from Bowdoin College, majoring in Economics and Government & Legal Studies. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2014.