Chief Financial Officer
Chris Penka has over 13 years of experience with rapidly growing companies, including corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, and banking and capital relationships. Chris joined Elevate from Showroom Inc., where as CFO, the company grew revenues by 111% and its EBITDA increased by 250% over two years. As a strategic partner to the CEO, Chris raised the company’s first debt facility, led Showroom’s administrative functions, and had lead responsibility for its first financial review by a CPA firm. Earlier in his career, Chris was Director of Finance at Credit Key, a B2B e-commerce lending startup. Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with a sequence in Financial Economics, from Claremont Mckenna College.