chris ragland


Chris Ragland is an accomplished business leader with over a decade of experience in executive leadership roles. He has worked with companies of all sizes, from startups to large corporations, providing strategic guidance and leadership to help them achieve their goals.

Throughout his career, Chris has been passionate about driving business results through innovation, growth, and customer satisfaction. He believes in building strong relationships with customers and partners and is committed to delivering exceptional value to all stakeholders.

Chris held several senior executive positions in various industries, including healthcare, technology, and retail. He has led teams in areas such as product development, operations, sales, and marketing, and he has a proven track record of delivering results in each of these areas.

In addition to his work in executive leadership, Chris is also an experienced change management consultant. He has led teams through complex changes, from mergers and acquisitions to digital transformations, and he has developed a deep understanding of the challenges that organizations face when implementing change.

Chris is committed to giving back to his community and has volunteered with several non-profit organizations.

Chris Ragland is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals. Whether you’re a startup looking to scale your business or a large corporation seeking to improve your operations, Chris Ragland has the expertise and experience to guide you through the process. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.


For over twenty years Chris has served as a partner or principal in dozens of companies providing various levels of leadership and support. He possesses a diverse set of strategic management skills and continues to sharpen and demonstrate his uncanny ability to successfully grow businesses
through the creation of loyal teams, fanatic culture, and personal growth of those around him.

Chris has a broad base of industry experience including real estate, private equity and high-tech, among others. In addition to domestic engagements, Chris possesses a background in international business having worked on several projects in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

He has worked with businesses at all levels ranging from enterprise clients such as Adobe, Bosch, BMW, and American Express, to locally owned and operated small businesses. He has held leadership positions in Capital Markets, Operations, Finance, and Executive Office, while participating in multiple merger and acquisitions.


Active in his local and global community, Chris has volunteered for dozens of mission-oriented and professional non-profit organizations. He has served as a Board member or Committee member for many organizations such as Ballet Austin Guild, The Trail Foundation, Seton Cove, Soccer Assist, American Association of Private Lenders, and many others. In 2019 Chris was appointed to the Board of Trustees for St. Edward’s University where he is a member of the fiduciary, trustee, and development committees. 

In 2022 Chris was nominated and appointed to the Board of Directors for The Trail Foundation where he serves on the Endowment Committee. Chris is a two-time nominee for the Austin 40 Under 40 Award for his work in the community. 

In 2019 he was awarded the prestigious Member of the Year Award, by the American Association of Private Lenders, for his contribution to the association and the industry.

In 2020 Chris realized a lifelong dream and founded his “forever company”, an alternative investment management company simply 

known as “Ragland” where he works closely with family offices and high net worth individuals on their capital deployment strategy in various markets, foreign and domestic. 

In 2021 Ragland launched its first private investment fund, allowing accredited investors to participate in the same strategy as family offices. Since that time, Ragland has added three additional offerings in diverse sectors including Aviation, Cannabis, and International Private Equity.

Chris also serves as the Americas Region lead consultant for the German based organizational development and management consultancy, Synnecta, and as the controlling Principal of Ragland Holdings LLC, his family investment firm with more than two dozen interests in its portfolio.

Chris holds a BA in Entrepreneurship as well as an MBA in Global Entrepreneurship from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and is “all but dissertation” for the Doctoral program in Economics and Business from Universitat Jaume Primero in Castello, Spain.


Chris Ragland is a seasoned CEO with over 20 years of experience providing strategic leadership and guidance to a variety of companies. His diverse skillset includes strategic management, operations, finance, and business development, making him a valuable asset to businesses at all levels.

With a focus on creating loyal teams, fanatic culture, and personal growth, Chris has a proven track record of successfully 

growing businesses. His international experience working on projects in Latin America, Europe, and Asia adds a unique perspective to his approach.

Chris is passionate about giving back to his community and has volunteered for dozens of mission-oriented and professional non-profit organizations.