CHRIS GANNON

Chris Gannon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Recovery, bringing substantial experience in leading organizations through rapid change. He has deep experience in finance and multiple corporate disciplines, including strategy, operations, and corporate development. He was previously a Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie, where he served as a restructuring adviser to the City of Detroit throughout its historic $18 billion Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history by debt. He was instrumental in the development of the City’s Plan of Adjustment and played a leading role in crafting its $1.7 billion restructuring and reinvestment plan. After the bankruptcy, he was a key architect in restructuring the City’s finance operations as well as in developing the City’s Human Capital program. Mr. Gannon has also served in various executive management roles for performing and underperforming companies. In addition, he led the private equity investment arm of Talon Group and served as a finance operating partner to private equity funds through Caledonia Group. He began his career in investment banking with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. Mr. Gannon earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan College of Engineering.