Chris Pate joined True North Fort Worth in 2019 and is Managing Director of the Fort Worth office. His duties include managing True North’s Fort Worth presence and sourcing/evaluating private investment opportunities for clients of the firm.
Prior to True North, Chris spent eight years managing the investment activities for Western Commerce Group in Fort Worth. His responsibilities included oversight of both public markets and private investments within Western’s investment advisory operations, including equities, fixed income, alternatives, and hard assets.
Before joining Western, Chris spent 11 years at Q Investments, a $2.5 billion (as of 2011) Fort Worth multi-strategy hedge fund founded in 1994. He began his career at Q in the Financial Control group before spending a year and a half on the risk team and over five years on the trading desk, eventually overseeing equities trading and financing operations for the firm. Chris also managed their recruiting operations and administrative staff and spearheaded several restructuring initiatives within portfolio company holdings during his tenure at Q Investments.
Chris graduated Cum Laude from Texas Wesleyn University in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics. He lives in Fort Worth and spends his free time with his wife and three children.