Head of Investment Services
Chief Investments Officer - Mergers and Acquisitions
As Senior Vice President, Chris Petty has more than 29 years of marina operations and investment experience and has worked with the Suntex co-founders for the past 18 years. Currently, he leads the mergers, acquisitions, investment, and transition process for all investments in marinas and marina development for Suntex. Chris has previously been responsible for risk management and construction of all marinas encompassing 15,000+ wet and dry slips, service departments, numerous retail leases, and fleet operations. Chris has also led the implementation of accounting, marina management and reporting software systems. Other previous roles include Suntex - Head of Operations, North Caribbean Regional Manager at IGY and General Manager for IGY’s flagship property, Yacht Haven Grande, in St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands. His career experience spans 15 states, several Caribbean Islands and includes services to vessels in excess of 450’. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Association of Marinas Industry as a certified port facility officer and has held a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain’s License. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona.