Chris brings over 10 years in executive search and twenty years in commercial real estate, corporate finance, operations and general management to Steven Douglas Associates.
Prior to Steven Douglas Associates, Chris was a Principal in a top 20 retained search firm, then founded a boutique executive search firm, where he provided banking/finance company clients with retained search in the areas of Wealth Management & Private Banking, Wholesale Banking & Lending, Credit & Risk, Capital Markets, Marketing/Originations, Finance & Accounting/Operations and Community Development Finance.
Before transitioning to executive search, Chris was Senior Vice President of Ocwen Financial Corporation, a multi-billion dollar, publicly traded financial services holding company. He was a co-founder of the company’s commercial real estate finance division, where he was instrumental in taking a start-up from 3 to 125 employees and a net income of $55 million within five years. At Ocwen, his responsibilities included loan acquisitions, servicing, asset management, Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) issue/management, and real estate management and dispositions. Through his efforts and leadership, Mr. Bezick’s division not only became the nation’s largest purchaser of distressed real estate mortgage assets, but was also rated by all agencies as Special Servicer for CMBS transactions. His division received the highest Special Servicer rating awarded by Standard & Poor’s.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Bezick was a real estate asset manager at Jones Lang Lasalle (LaSalle Partners), a financial analyst at Kraft and an officer in the US Army, where he was the logistics officer for a rapid deployment force brigade.
Mr. Bezick holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS in Engineering, with a concentration in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point.