Chairman & Co-founder of Edify
Chris Crane has a special passion for the world’s poor, entrepreneurship and educating children. He founded Edify in 2009 to make loans to Christian schools educating impoverished children in developing countries. From 2002-2009, he served as President & CEO of Opportunity International, the world’s largest Christian microfinance organization with 10,600 staff operating in 32 countries serving 1.5 million active clients. During Chris’ tenure, Opportunity’s revenues grew at a compounded annual rate of 30%.
From 1992-2000, Chris served as CEO of COMPS InfoSystems, an electronic database publisher with coverage of the nation’s 50 top commercial real estate markets. Under his leadership, COMPS raised four rounds of venture capital, acquired 13 companies and completed an IPO, before being sold in 2000. Chris earned his MBA at Harvard Business School.