Chris Rentner

About

Chris is a successful serial entrepreneur and currently is the Founder and CEO of Akouba, a cloud based technology lending platform for regulated financial institutions. Chris has overall responsibility for the vision, growth and strategy of Akouba. Furthermore, Chris maintains Akouba's relationships with organizations such as FIS, D+H, Bank Director, the ABA and government agencies including the CFPB. Prior to Akouba, Chris was educated at the United States Merchant Marine Academy where he graduated with a BS in logistics and was commissioned in the United States Navy Reserve. After a number of years working in the oil and gas industry, Chris founded an asset management company, Full Ahead Ventures where he worked with companies to develop their ideas, build products, raise capital for growth and advise through a successful M&A process. When Chris is not working at Akouba, he enjoys volunteering, boating and cooking for guests at his home in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago.
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