Chris Novak

Chris Novak is a Managing Partner of Roadmap Advisors, and has been a trusted advisor to private and public companies, family offices, and funds for nearly 20 years.

Chris is an experienced deal-maker and has successfully completed hundreds of M&A, capital raise, and other advisory engagement clients throughout the U.S. and overseas. He has particular expertise working on the most complicated transactions, including multi-party deals, cross-border transactions, turnarounds, capital structure reorgs, hostile shareholder negotiations, forensic analysis, fairness opinions, and high-profile litigation.

He has substantial experience working with companies in the basic materials, software, healthcare, business / government services, and diversified manufacturing sectors.

His ability to create value for companies goes beyond his experience as an investment banker. Chris began his career as a corporate consultant with PwC, helping his clients navigate significant strategic and equity / debt capital challenges during the dotcom bust. At Charter Communications, a Fortune 500 media and telecommunications company, he led the acquisition and investment activities for a division with $1 billion in annual revenue. He subsequently joined McGladrey Capital Markets and then Burnham Securities, where he was known for his ability to close even the most challenging deals. Throughout his career he has applied careful, fact-based analysis and used his substantial relationships with venture capital firms, private equity firms and large corporations to help his clients maximize their values.

Chris is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has served on the boards of numerous companies. He is a frequent lecturer and leads seminars on M&A, valuation and due diligence. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the Honors College at the University of Arizona.