Christopher Caron, Managing Director, is differentiated by an uncommon combination of strong business acumen, analytic rigor, and strategic vision. He brings over 20 years of finance and operational experience to Blue River. He has a special aptitude for discerning business on a large scale and then narrowing down complexities to develop highly practical and pragmatic solutions that bring Wall Street-like leadership to Main Street businesses.
Mr. Caron previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Full Spectrum Solutions, where he managed the company’s finances and day-to-day operations. In 2016, Mr. Caron led a highly successful turnaround of the company, which took the organization from over-leveraged and unprofitable to debt-free in less than two years, shattering historical sales and profitability records.
Prior to his role at Full Spectrum, Mr. Caron was CFO and Director of Operations for HITEC Sensor Solutions, Inc., the leading sensor development company on the east coast. Throughout his 15-year career at HITEC, where he started as an Assistant Controller, he played a key role, increasing annual revenue over 700%, through the implementation of operational processes, controls and enhanced financial reporting infrastructures. His efforts were monumental in allowing HITEC to capitalize on the growing OEM sensor market. Additionally, Christopher led the company’s successful strategic acquisition of Sensor Development.
Mr. Caron is a founding member and actively serves on the Board of the CFO Leadership Council of Detroit where he strives to empower senior financial executives to realize success in their careers, as well as for the people and companies they work for, by developing tangible and pragmatic insight on business and leadership issues that these executives face in their day-to-day lives.
Mr. Caron resides in Saline, Michigan where he spends his time with his wife, four children and French bulldogs, riding his Harley and maintaining his physical fitness. He holds a BS in Business Administration with a Finance concentration.