Kris Thiessen, CFA, CAIA, EA

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Kris Thiessen, CFA, CAIA, EA

Kris J. Thiessen, CFA, CAIA, EA, serves as an advisor to institutional investors and entrepreneurs, bringing over 19 years of finance experience. Kris founded Helix Management in 2002 to focus on investments in public and private life sciences companies, structured transactions, royalties and investment funds. He also advises emerging management teams on operational growth strategies with emphasis in fundraising, investor relations, infrastructure, tax and due diligence.

Kris began his investment career as a proprietary trader at Goldman Sachs, where he helped build a new proprietary trading effort. He also worked in the equity derivatives and healthcare investment banking groups at Goldman Sachs. Joining his Goldman mentor, Kris cofounded GTVEST Capital Management, where he served as a Managing Partner and directed start up activities. He cofounded Fierro Capital, and advises individuals and businesses on tax preparation and planning.

Kris received his A.B. degree with honors in Economics from Harvard College. Kris has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations. He is an Enrolled Agent and has completed advanced studies in tax planning at New York University. Prior to his business life, Kris was a principal investigator for experiments on two Space Shuttle missions.

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