President, Hunt Investments
National Advisory Board
Chris Kleinert is president and CEO of Hunt Consolidated Investments, a subsidiary of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Kleinert oversees the operations of Hunt Realty Investments, Hunt Investment Corporation, and the newly-created Hunt Energy Solutions. Other business interests of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., include oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum refining, electric power generation and transmission, ranching and agriculture. Kleinert’s affiliation with Hunt Consolidated began in 1996 as investment manager for Hunt Financial Corporation.
Kleinert received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Texas Christian University and a BBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Hunt, he was employed by Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) and General Mills.
Currently, Kleinert serves on the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University (SMU), and the Program Committee of SMU’s Cox School of Business Southwest Venture Forum.
Kleinert also serves on the advisory boards of Amegy Bank - Dallas, Entrepreneurs for North Texas, and Positive Coaching Alliance. He is a member of the Lone Star Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization and the Dallas Citizens Council. In 2009, he and his wife, Ashlee, founded Executives in Action, a non-profit organization that leverages the talent and expertise of executives in transition with local charitable organizations to enhance their productivity, efficiency and overall impact.