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Christopher (Chris) Brandt is Managing Director of Audacious Capital, a socially conscious portfolio manager based in Baltimore. Chris previously served as the CEO of Audacious Inquiry, a leading health information technology and policy company. Audacious Inquiry was among the fastest growing companies in the United States for ten consecutive years, enabling care coordination for more than seventy-five million patients, at the time of the company’s March 2022 acquisition by PointClickCare. Chris serves on the boards of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical System, a top-ranked advanced community hospital, and Shiftmed / Homecare.com, the nation’s leading marketplace for credentialed clinical shift workers and home health providers. Chris also serves on the board of The Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship, where he was a member of the third class. Chris was recognized by Ernst & Young with the Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Maryland region in 2014. Prior to founding Audacious Inquiry, Chris held various information technology positions with Prudential as part of the company’s leadership development program. Chris holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an AB in computer science from Duke University. Chris is an Eagle Scout and a private pilot; he lives with his wife and three sons in Baltimore, Maryland.