Chris Panzl brings more than 28 years experience in many facets of financial leadership and management to the firm. This includes but is not limited to knowledge of, and experience in, capital raising with a specialization in EB-5 investments, principally from China and other parts of Asia. Additional skills include tax & audit disciplines, mergers & acquisitions, asset management, financial reporting, forensic accounting and preparation of all financial documents required in securities offering.
Prior to joining VCP, Panzl served as CFO of VP Energy in Brighton, MI. He also served as CFO of Cyltec, a Tecumseh, MI- based high value power train component manufacturer. While at Cyltec, orchestrated the acquisition of a complimentary business that added product engineering/development and warranty services to the company’s core capabilities and he also Panzl played the key role in the sale of the company.
Panzl was the co-founder of NorthShore Holdings Group and also served as CFO of McLaren Performance Technologies in Livonia, MI. Prior to joining McLaren, Chris held senior management positions for M&I Bank and Uni-boring Company, an automotive powertrain manufacturer.
Panzl earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Grand Valley State University and is a certified public accountant (CPA). He resides in Milford, MI.