Chat Reynders brings more than 20 years of experience in investment management and social venture investing to Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management. His passion for forward thinking investment strategy rooted in fundamentals has provided a guidepost for his success to date. In addition to his leadership in the traditional investment management world, Chat has structured and funded public/private partnerships that have brought more than $150 million in revenues to leading cultural institutions around the world – projects that have won numerous awards. In this vein, he has for decades produced socially oriented IMAX films including Dolphins, which was produced in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation and garnered an Academy Award nomination in 2000, and Coral Reef Adventure, which received the largest grant in the history of the Informal Science Division of the National Science Foundation.
Chat’s focus on climate change also led him to his current role as a Director on the Board of the One World One Ocean Foundation, an organization committed to increasing awareness of the delicate state of today’s oceans. Using the power of film, television, new media, and grassroots education, OWOO strives to change the way people see and value the ocean — and motivate action to restore it.
Prior to launching Reynders, McVeigh, Chat served as a senior officer and director of new business at Lowell, Blake & Associates. He oversaw growth in assets under management at that firm from just over $200 million to nearly $700 million, and worked as a senior equity strategist to lead key institutional relationships, advising on more than $1 billion in outside assets. He previously served as Executive Director of The Whale Conservation Institute, the nation’s leading independent cetacean research center, which was founded under a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Chat graduated from Princeton University with a degree in history. He currently sits on the advisory boards of Project Adventure and the MacGillivray Freeman Educational Foundation. He has been featured and published in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Forbes.