Chris Shilakes

Managing Director

San Francisco

Mr. Shilakes joined Greenhill in 2023. He principally advises on the Enterprise Software sector.

Prior to joining Greenhill, Chris was Global Head of TMT Investment Banking at Nomura Securities, where he expanded the company’s global software sector practice across all product areas. Previously, he held multiple roles at BofA Merrill Lynch, including providing advisory services for the firm’s Software Investment Banking and Venture Coverage platforms. For a decade, Chris was First Vice President on Merrill’s Equity Research team for Enterprise Software, where he was recognized on Institutional Investor magazine’s All-Star Team for six consecutive years for his Enterprise Software industry coverage. Shilakes also was a founding partner of Blueshift Venture Advisors, providing capital raising, operational and strategic advisory services to emerging technology companies.

Chris graduated with a BA in Economics magna cum laude from Princeton University.