Chief Financial Officer
In addition to his financial responsibilities, Mr. Rowen leads development of the company’s
products and methodology. He also supports the growing network of NAVIX consultants by helping
them obtain and service exit planning clients. Prior to NAVIX, Mr. Rowen was an investment banker
at VRA Partners, where he managed mergers and acquisitions for middle market technology and
industrial companies. It was in this capacity that he gained an appreciation for the positive impact
that a well-constructed exit plan can have on business owners and their families.
Prior to VRA, Mr. Rowen spent eight years at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, a leading regional
investment bank, where he earned recognition from both the Wall Street Journal and Institutional
Investor Magazine for his work in the supply chain and technology sectors. Earlier in his career Mr.
Rowen spent nine years as a management consultant, for a variety of industry leaders, including
Coca-Cola, Motorola, Henkel AG and Celanese Corp. Mr. Rowen is also a founder of RepairPal, a
venture capital backed company that has become the leading web provider of independent auto
repair estimates, with more than one million monthly unique visitors. Mr. Rowen earned his
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and his Master’s
in ME from Georgia Tech. Mr. Rowen also studied towards a Ph.D. in Marketing at Stanford
University’s Graduate School of Business. Chris and his wife, Nancy, whom he met during his
undergraduate studies, are enjoying life after raising their two children, Thomas and Rebecca.
During his free time, Chris enjoys the outdoors while cycling or playing golf. When he cannot be
outside, Chris can usually be found playing guitar, or building something in his workshop.