Bold Ocean, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, the “Company” or “Bold Ocean”), a diversified maritime logistics platform that provides critical services for various U.S. government agencies, today announced the appointment of Chris Christopoulos as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
“Bold Ocean is very pleased to announce this CFO appointment at an exciting time for the Company, as we continue to grow rapidly and expand on our strategic initiatives,” said Dion Nicely, Chief Executive Officer at Bold Ocean. “Chris’s expertise and experience will be an immediate value-add for Bold Ocean, particularly as we continue to execute and support critical support missions worldwide through the company’s recent additions of the SLNC STAR serving essential military needs, new food aid cargoes on the SLNC Severn, and an award of five-year Military Tanker Charter on SLNC Goodwill.
Chris Christopoulos has over 19 years of experience in maritime, transportation, and financial industries, including investment banking and executive-level experience in the maritime sector. Christopoulos joins Bold Ocean from the investment banking division of RBC Capital Markets where he led the origination, structuring and execution of advisory and capital markets transactions for transportation and logistics businesses, including Jones Act, US Flag, and foreign flag companies. Previously, Christopoulos served as the CFO of NASDAQ-listed Navios Maritime Containers and as Senior Vice President, Financial Business Development at Navios Corporation. Christopoulos also has held roles in transportation and industrials investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and CIBC World Markets and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University.
“I am delighted to be joining Bold Ocean,” said Chris Christopoulos. “I’ve been closely following the business for a long time now, and I look forward to working with Dion and the rest of the leadership team to build on the successes they’ve already achieved.”