Biography

Christopher Orndorff

Christopher Orndorff

Mr. Orndorff is the Chief Executive Officer of Cercano Management LLC, a multibillion dollar investment firm serving high net worth families and their family foundations. From 2016 to 2022, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Vulcan Capital, a private company founded in 1986 by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen. Prior to joining Vulcan, Mr. Orndorff was the Senior Portfolio Manager for Western Asset Management from 2010 to 2016, where he oversaw multi-sector, unconstrained and absolute return portfolios. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Orndorff was a member of the board of directors for Mercer Advisors, where he advised clients on business, investment, marketing and sales strategy. For the first 20 years of his investment career, Mr. Orndorff held various senior leadership and portfolio management roles at Payden & Rygel and Northern Trust. Since 2019, he has served on the Board of Directors of Transparent Financial Systems, Inc., a technology company that partners with banks and other businesses to create innovative secure settlement solutions. Mr. Orndorff holds a B.S. in Finance from Miami University and an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from The University of Chicago. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
Independent Director