Chris Kern

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fernhill Corp

Chris brings over 25 years of combined executive leadership experience within the technology, telecom, financial services and Internet industries with a deep specialization in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions.

Chris’ extensive background in a diverse group of industries has provided a wealth of experience working with companies of all shapes and sizes from Fortune 500 Companies and large international carriers to small emerging growth businesses. Representative companies that has has directly worked with, advised, or sold a business to include IPREO, NPD Group, Toronto Stock Exchange,, Fiserv, Cable & Wireless,, GoDaddy, and Westgate Resorts, to name a few.

In Corporate Finance and M&A – Chris has worked on well over 250 projects during his career, was involved in over $2Billion in transactions, directly facilitated over $750 million in financing and M&A engagements, and worked with investment banking firms such as Lehman Bros, Fisher Francis Trees & Watts/Charter Atlantic, UBS, Maximum Ventures, and New Century Capital Partners.

Chris currently manages his private investment holding company, Windstream Partners, and is Fernhill’s Chairman & CEO.