Chris Akelman

  • Paul Fireman, Chairman
  • Dan Fireman, Managing Partner
  • Marla Sabo, Senior Advisor
  • Chris Akelman, Vice President
  • Ekta Sharma, Senior Associate
  • Devon Howard, Associate
  • Russ Kazorek, Vice President & Controller
  • Meagan Jennings-Berg, Investor Relations
  • Patti Olson, Accountant
  • Molly Glassman, Operations Associate
  • Lauren Gangemi, Operations Associate
  • Suzanne Adams, Executive Assistant to Paul Fireman
  • Lisa Emanuello, Executive Assistant to Dan Fireman
  • Bob Spellman, Operating Partner
  • Art Spigel, Operating Partner
  • Mike Crowe, Operating Partner
  • Charles Zink, Operating Partner
  • David Lowe, Operating Partner
  • Stacy Madison, Operating Partner
  • Doug Rubin, Operating Partner
  • Michael Schlow, Operating Partner


Chris Akelman, Vice President

Chris Akelman


Chris is a Principal¬†at Fireman Capital Partners and joined the firm in 2012. He is responsible for evaluating and executing new investment opportunities and supporting FCP’s portfolio companies. Chris is a Board Member at Oskar Blues Brewery Holdings LLC, Surfside Coffee and IdeaPaint. Previously, Chris was a¬†Board Observer at Skip Hop. Prior to joining FCP, Chris was an Associate in the Private Equity division of GB Merchant Partners, a $320 million fund targeting investments in middle market retail and consumer companies, where he identified and evaluated turnaround opportunities. During his time at GBMP, Chris was a Board observer at Grafton-Fraser, a Canadian menswear retailer. Prior to joining GBMP, Chris worked in the Global Consumer Group at Barclays Capital, where he assisted on a number of strategic and leveraged buyout transactions.

Chris received his BA in Economics from Brown University.