Burt Y. Chao has been appointed as SVP of Operations, where he will provide leadership and drive strategy with Kaleris global Strategic Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, and Sales Operations teams. Burt comes to Kaleris from Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”), a leading leadership and operational execution partner to global organizations. At A&M, Burt developed and led cross-functional teams for organizations in industries including Software / SaaS, Media & Telecom, Industrial Manufacturing & Distribution, and Energy (Transition, Oil & Gas).
Prior to A&M, Burt was an investment banking professional as a Partner and member of the founding team of Heikkinen Energy Advisors (now Pickering Energy) and Simmons & Company International (now Piper Sandler). Burt began his career at Oliver Wyman and Ford Motor Company and is a proud alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business.