Chris JenkinsJune 20, 2020
Chris is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Riviera Capital. Prior to co-founding Riviera Capital, Chris was the Chairman of a southern California based healthcare company, Canaan Health Care. In that role, the business grew from inception to profitability to become one of the leaders in the space and still achieving double digit growth.
Previously, Chris was President/CEO of Group A Autosports, one of the leading automotive aftermarket companies focused on the import car sector. Under his leadership, Group A more than doubled in revenue. Prior to Group A, Chris was part of Time Warner’s / AOL’s restructuring team and was an instrumental member of the Member Services business unit. Under Chris’ leadership, more than $1B of value was created for the enterprise while concurrently serving more than 30MM consumers. Chris was also the co-founder and CEO of motoreyes, a venture capital funded automotive software company that was acquired by OnStation Corp. in 2000. Chris served as VP of Client Services at OnStation, an enterprise software company backed by investors including Goldman Sachs, Lightspeed Venture and NEA.
Chris began his career in the automotive and management consulting industries. Chris was a software engineer at Ford Motor Company and part of the team that developed hybrid electronics (printed circuit boards) and the first anti-lock brake system for Ford. Afterwards, Chris joined Price Waterhouse as a Principal and was part of High Tech Supply Chain practice, helping companies such as IBM, AST, HP, Dell, and others deploy new business units and distribution models.
Chris holds a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. Chris is married with one daughter and an active tennis player, former professional race car driver, and automotive enthusiast. Chris is also Chairman of the Canaan Cares Foundation and actively involved in research and philanthropic endeavors focused on degenerative neurological disorders.