Chris Kleinert is CEO and president of Hunt Consolidated Investments, LLC, and co-CEO of its holding company, Hunt Consolidated, Inc. He is president of Hunt Realty Investments and oversees the operations of Hunt Investment Group and Hoodoo Land Holdings, as well as the operational activities of the holding company.
Kleinert's affiliation with Hunt Consolidated began in 1996. Hunt Consolidated is the flagship entity of the entire Ray L. Hunt family of companies, a privately-owned group of entities based in Dallas, Texas. The areas of activity of the different Hunt companies include oil and gas exploration and production, refining, LNG, power, real estate, investments, ranching and infrastructure.
Kleinert serves on the Board of Trustees of the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Dallas Advisory Board of Directors of Amegy Bank, and the Neeley School of Business International Board of Visitors at Texas Christian University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, 501ops, and New York-based Catchafire, Inc. Kleinert most recently joined the Executive Board of Directors of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Kleinert was honored to serve as the inaugural chairman of the Executive Board of Directors of the Men's Advocacy Group (MAG) of New Friends New Life from January 2015 to December 2018, and he continues to serve on the MAG Board of Directors. The MAG was created to mobilize men to take action against sex trafficking and exploitation by raising awareness through advocacy, education and volunteerism. In 2017, Chris and his wife, Ashlee, co-founded The Kleinert Foundation to understand and address social issues with a focus on sex trafficking and vulnerable populations in our community.
Kleinert received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Texas Christian University and a BBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Hunt, he was employed by Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) and General Mills.