Chairman & Chief Investment Officer
Christopher Zook is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of CAZ Investments. With more than 30 years of experience investing in both traditional and alternative asset classes, he is a regular contributor to major media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg. Christopher is actively involved in public policy and frequently serves as a resource to state and local officials.
Most recently, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Christopher to the State of Texas Pension Review Board, and he serves as Chair of the Investments Committee. He also recently served two terms as a member of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Committee and is a past President of the “C” Club of Houston.
Prior to starting CAZ Investments in 2001, Christopher served in senior leadership positions with Oppenheimer, Prudential Securities, Lehman Brothers and Paine Webber. A lifelong Houstonian, he is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he was recently honored as a Distinguished Alumni. Christopher is former Vice-Chairman of the Deacons and serves on the Finance Committee at Second Baptist Church. He has held leadership positions on a variety of charitable boards, including his current role on the board of Elizabeth Ruth’s Home, an organization helping adults with autism. He previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of Avondale House and President of The Children’s Fund. He is a proud father to Christopher, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Cecelia Schmidt Zook, and husband to his high school sweetheart, Lisa.