Chris Fellas isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty… from sales to process improvements to new software developments to taking out the garbage, he is a hands-on leader and CEO. And he is passionate about supporting his team to deliver results for their clients.
“I love the team and the energy. I love that they believe in what I’m building here and they believe in our business and the solutions we deliver for our clients. We have a flat structure with no hierarchy – there are no politics in our team.”
More than anything, other than his 5am cross fit workouts, it’s his team and the clients they work with that get him out of bed each and every day.
Sure, Chris’s list of qualifications is impressive, but his business experience and expertise coupled with a drive to deliver results for his clients are what really set him apart in his industry.
“I am driven by coming up with technology solutions for clients. When someone comes to me in a financial mess, with the banks calling on them, I help them to restructure to drive profits. I like the challenge of the problem, no matter the client.”
As a Financial Advisor of more than two decades, Chris could see a gap in the market for professional services to be done differently – for an integrated service offering that gave people back their precious time and helped save them money in the process. So in 2009 he founded Insight Investment Partners and within two years the business had grown to a much larger offering than just financial advice.
Now, as the CEO of a large company with five business units, he is showing his true depth of skill and experience.
While he specialises in all things financial analysis – from corporate structuring to investment bank and financial advice – it is finding and implementing technology solutions that bring him the greatest satisfaction.
“We are in a second wave of technology solutions post 2000 and the pace it is advancing at is so fast. When I joined the workforce, there were no mobile phones but look at us now…”
In fact, it is researching technology solutions for clients that Chris loves to do in his downtime. With one eye on the TV, he will be scrolling the iPad for the latest and greatest software innovations to hit the market, much like the game changing iComply2 software he co-created.
Chris also has two sons who are now grown up, allowing him time to get back into his love of playing golf.