Chris is the Chief Operating Officer at Guzman Energy, and is responsible for the organization and execution of all business operations. He is a founding member of the Guzman Energy team and believes that smart energy policy is directly connected to economic competitiveness. Prior to joining Guzman Energy, Chris served as Chief Operating Officer of Guzman & Company, an investment bank and broker dealer with a proud 30-year operating history. A Southerner and native of Douglasville, Ga., Chris served a distinguished career in the United States Navy, with assignments that included Chief Engineer of a guided missile destroyer and as a Boatswain Mate in the Pacific. A 2001 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he has earned advanced degrees from the Naval War College and the Naval Postgraduate School, and also holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Chris continues to serve as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves.