Chris Rooks

Chris Rooks joined the Ventures Board of Directors in September 2013. He is passionate about the organization’s focus on empowering citizens with limited resources to achieve success as entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Chris is the CFO of New Root LLC, an impact-oriented holding company. His prior work as CFO and consultant focused on helping early stage health care technology and mobile technology companies achieve success. He also has extensive large company finance and accounting experience and has a CPA designation. Chris has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University.

Chris moved to the area from Chicago in 2008, where he was actively involved in fundraising and tutoring for several inner-city youth mentoring programs. For fun, he enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, reading and hanging out with his wife and two young daughters.