Chris T. Severson currently serves as head of strategic planning for Atlas Mara Limited in Dubai UAE. Mr. Severson has successfully executed plans to support a results-focused culture in an LSE listed $3.0 billion start-up bank, yielding a 24.5% revenue growth during 2015. As former Director in the Chief Controls Office for Barclays Investment Bank, he delivered a successful and comprehensive governance model. He served the United States Marine Corps as a TOPGUN trained F/A-18 pilot and instructor, he directed a team that executed the first F/A-18 combat flights from an expeditionary airfield in Iraq and coordinated air security for all Marine Corps forces in Iraq. Mr. Severson honors including the Air Medal Strike/Flight award and holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University, an MA from Marine Corps University, and MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School.