Christopher Ellis joined Consensus as a Managing Director in April 2006 following a 20 year career in investment banking, financial advisory services and operational consulting in the United Kingdom and the United States. From May 2008 through July 2011, Mr. Ellis served as President of Consensus’ U.S. operations. In July 2011, he moved back to his native London and opened Consensus Advisors Ltd., which is authorised by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
As a principal of Consensus in the U.S., he managed engagements with the firm’s domestic and international clients in sectors including food service, retail, consumer products, manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications infrastructure and alternative energy. In recent years he’s been extensively involved with the diamond and jewelry industry, carrying out multiple advisory, restructuring and transactional engagements within the sector. He also has an extensive background within the restaurant industry, and maintains various ongoing advisory relationships with operators, lenders and investors in the space.
Since opening in London, Mr. Ellis has carried out complex strategic advisory projects for European companies, lenders and investors. He also provides bridging support for U.S. clients active in or entering the European market.
He is FCA authorised, a US Bankruptcy Court Examiner, and FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 certified.