Chris Chafe is president of GrowthSquared LLC, a company he co-founded to encourage sustainable, good job creation. GrowthSquared works with innovative companies and investment firms to strengthen business development execution and achieve financing goals through value adding partnerships. Chris is also a licensed registered representative with LIATI Capital, an independent FINRA registered broker dealer, and serves as a partner in the LIATI Group.
Chris is a 20-year veteran of the international labor movement, serving as an organizer, political and legislative director and Chief of Staff at ACTWU, UNITE and UNITE HERE. From 2008 through 2010, he was the Executive Director of Change to Win (CTW) at a time when that federation represented seven unions and over 6 million American workers. Chris also served as a senior advisor to the John Edwards for President Campaign from 2007-2008. The Atlantic Monthly referred to Chris as “one of labor’s leading lights.”
Chris graduated with honors from Colgate University in 1991. He lives with his wife Katherine Kirsch and their two children outside the Washington, DC area.