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Chip Bowman

Managing Director of Business Development

Chip Bowman is a practical, results-oriented problem solver able to motivate teams of diverse backgrounds and skills in order to create business value. He has gained his broad experience in operations, finance, and consulting over the course of his career working across numerous industry sectors and serving most recently as CFO of a high-growth family business. This makes Chip a great asset to our clients and our firm as he helps lead the strategic leadership and execution of the firm’s business development initiatives.

Chip spent his early career working as a commercial banker in Virginia, Boston, DC, and Silicon Valley, with a specific specialty in lending to private equity and venture capital portfolio companies. Chip brings his entrepreneurial spirit to The Fahrenheit Group after starting and growing his own consulting practice where he focused on providing interim C-level management to companies experiencing rapid growth or periods of distress.

His recent engagements have crossed numerous industries and leadership roles:

•Served as CFO and Board Member for a high-growth family business resulting in 4x growth within three years

•Served as President and Chief Restructuring Officer for a healthcare distribution company resulting in the successful turnaround and sale within two years of engagement

•Serves as independent Board Member for an insurance company

•Negotiated the successful purchase of over $25M in operating assets

•Negotiated the successful closing of over $50M in debt financings, including $15M in non-recourse loans

•Negotiated forbearance on $40+M in loans

•Successful workout of a failed operating contract with a major transportation company

•Successful negotiation of buyout of venture investors following the successful business turnaround

•Assisted in the startup and funding of a Shooting Sports business and branding affiliation with a major international gun manufacturer

•Received the 2015 CFO of the year by Virginia Business Magazine

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