Chris Horlacher, CA
Chris began his career as an auditor at a Big 4 firm and before the age of 30 was the CFO of a start-up stock brokerage that now manages over $4 billion in assets. He went on to found his own management consulting firm and has been instrumental in numerous successful multi-million dollar start-ups and strategic initiatives for Canada’s largest companies, SME’s and non-profits. Possessing Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant designations, Chris is also certified by the Canadian Securities Institute as a partner, director and chief financial officer.
Chris sits on the Board of Directors of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada, an international economics and public policy research centre now operating in over 20 countries. He also is an advisor to the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada. His research has been published numerous times on the Mises Institute’s website, featured in special reports issued by Euro Pacific Canada and syndicated by a number of financial newsletters and websites including HoweStreet.com, The Dollar Vigilante and Whiskey & Gunpowder.
Marc is a lifelong entrepreneur, developer and technologist. He studied Cognitive Science at Queens University, specializing in Artificial Intelligence. With more than 18 years of programming experience, Marc has designed and built numerous complex and custom systems, applications and web sites, including CRM, CMS, e-commerce and large, corporate web properties. Possessing excellent business and technical acumen, he has acquired revamped and reformed more a dozen companies and provided professional consultation to many more.