Christian Whipple is CEO of Elliott Bay Capital Trust. He is an experienced investment and operating executive with a strong track record across a variety of industries including health care and real estate.
Prior to Elliott Bay, Christian was a Co-Founder of Liberty Health Partners, a developer of bundled payment programs for the government and Vice President of Corporate Development & Partner Relations for Liberty Dialysis, LLC. Liberty Dialysis was the 3rd largest provider of dialysis services in the U.S. with 280 clinics in 32 states prior to the $2.3 Billion sale to Fresenius Medical Care. He was responsible for overseeing corporate and business development, M&A and joint venture partner relationship activities.
Prior to this, Christian was Managing Director with Premier Pacific Vineyards, a real estate investment company responsible for the development and operation of the largest portfolio of high-end wine vineyards in the U.S. Before this he was a Vice President for The Cypress Group, a private equity investment firm managing $3.5 Billion in equity commitments, and was responsible for investments in the lodging and leisure industries. Prior to that he was an Associate at DB Capital Partners, the former private equity arm of Deutsche Bank AG responsible for $2 Billion in investments in the U.S. Christian began his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston and played professional basketball in England.
Christian graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College.