Chris Chang is an Operating Partner in the LightBay Growth Operations Group, leading Strategy, Operations, and Human Capital.  He is responsible for guiding portfolio companies and leadership teams to formalize their strategic roadmap while driving growth and operational improvements.

Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two children in the mountains, where he attempts, but rarely succeeds at keeping up while skiing or hiking.

Prior Experience

  • Principal, Strategic Operating Team at KSL Capital Partners
  • Chief Financial Officer at Raising Cane’s
  • Chief Financial Officer at Smashburger
  • Director, Corporate Development at Vail Resorts
  • Investment Associate at Thayer Capital Partners
  • Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs


  • A.B. in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College (magna cum laude)
  • M.B.A. from Harvard Business School

Current Board Representation

  • Boardroom Styling Lounge

Prior Board Representation

  • Atlantic Aviation (and its predecessor Ross Aviation)
  • Under Canvas
  • Wellbiz Brands (parent company of Drybar, Amazing Lash, Radiant Waxing, and Elements Massage)
  • Baillie Lodges
  • Heritage Golf Group
  • Southern Marinas
  • Hai Hospitality
  • Honors Holdings