Chris Andersen

Co-CEO & Founder

Chris is a Co-CEO & Founder of AssayCS and is based in San Francisco.


He draws from nearly 30 years as an entrepreneur that built six businesses – three of which were sold – and from his years working as an executive for well-known American companies. Prior to joining Assay he was founder of Atlas Capital Strategies, Inc., a boutique investment bank. The firm worked exclusively with the owners of privately held companies to support them in selling their businesses and implementing succession and merger plans.


Before founding Atlas, Chris was a General Manager at Harley-Davidson Motorcycles where he built a new division for the American icon, after Harley-Davidson he founded a data analytics company that merged with a larger competitor and restructured a company that became the consumer products division of A&E Television Networks. In his early career he was Vice President of client services for one of the world’s largest advertising agencies. Chris has also worked in the financial services industry where he spent time in Operations, Marketing, and Finance.


Chris is a Past-President of the San Francisco chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a member of the Board of Directors for Pacific Community Ventures, a founding member of the East Bay Manufacturing Group, an Advisory Board member for SFMade and a former Advisory Board member of the Bank of San Francisco. He is a graduate of the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia and holds degrees in Corporate Finance and Marketing.