Altimus Capital, LLC, founded by Christopher Gersch, is privately held and maintains majority ownership in each of its businesses including Navigate Power, Verde Solutions, Blox Capital, Quanthaven, and YourPortal. The company has been built by acquiring businesses with key relationships, hiring talented personnel with significant industry knowledge, and leveraging its businesses to offer a unique set of business solutions that significantly reduce operating costs and improve operational efficiency. Altimus is aggressively reinvesting in the businesses to support internal growth and new acquisitions.
Christopher Gersch, CEO, Chairman, Founder
Mr. Christopher Gersch is Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Altimus Capital, LLC and has company-wide responsibility for all portfolio companies. Mr. Gersch has over 13 years of experience in various leadership roles. He began his career as a trader at the Chicago Board of trade and utilized his expertise and knowledge to form nine businesses since 2006 including Centauris Group, Blox Capital, Chicago Global Capital, YourPortal, Save Wave Energy, Gersch Group, Navigate Power, Verde Solutions, and Quanthaven. Mr. Gersch has also held positions as Director of Foreign Exchange for RCM Asset Management and Director of Strategy for Bell Curve Capital. In 2017, Mr. Gersch was not only recognized as a Midwest finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, but also had two of his companies place in the Inc. 5000 (Verde Solutions - #289 and Navigate Power - #550).
Mr. Gersch is a philanthropist and an active member of his community. He is an Executive Board Member for the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, a member of the Catholic Covenant Energies Advisory Board, and is an adjunct professor for the University of Chicago designing and teaching quantitative trading strategies and algorithmic system modeling. Mr. Gersch graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Aerospace from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and is a licensed multi-engine commercial pilot.
Kim Gryzlo, President
Ms. Kim Gryzlo was named President of Altimus Capital, LLC in June 2017 and is responsible for the leadership and overall operations of the portfolio companies. She has 25 years of diverse work experience in various leadership positions within sales, finance, and operations. Ms. Gryzlo has worked for small to mid-size businesses, private equity owned portfolio companies, and large Fortune 100 companies including FMC Corporation, Baxter Healthcare, Allegiance Healthcare and Cardinal Health. Prior positions held by Ms. Gryzlo include various management roles within finance and executive leadership positions as Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Sales & Operations. Ms. Gryzlo is recognized for her ability to lead teams, improve operational effectiveness and drive profitable results.
Ms. Gryzlo received her B.B.A. degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and her M.B.A. degree in Operations Management from DePaul University.
Verde Solutions, LLC – An energy efficiency consulting firm focused on bringing innovative technologies and cost-saving solutions to commercial, municipal, and residential facilities across the country. Technologies include LED lighting, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Solar, and Combined Heat and Power systems. In 2017, Verde was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation ranking #289 in the Inc. 5000.
Navigate Power, LLC – A leading electricity and natural gas consulting firm that helps customers reduce utility costs in utility markets via bill auditing and providing direct access to energy suppliers. In 2017, Navigate was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation ranking #550 in the Inc. 5000.
YourPortal – A technology consulting firm that offers innovative web-based solutions for marketing and managing businesses to improve visibility and increase revenue. Services include the development of robust websites and custom applications that automate existing processes.
Blox Capital, LLC – A finance consulting firm focused on securing structured loans, leases, and off-balance sheet financing for the renewable power and energy efficiency industries. Blox Capital’s leadership team has over 55 years of combined project development, hedge fund, and equipment financing experience.
Quanthaven, LLC - A trading software firm specializing in quantitative trading tools, strategy coding and trade execution.