Chris Shelby, Jr., CFA

Managing Director | Private Markets

Mr. Shelby provides investment advice to clients to help implement and maintain private markets portfolios and is a member of the private markets investment team. Mr. Shelby focuses on the sourcing of investment opportunities, performing due diligence, monitoring investments, and generating investment content. Mr. Shelby’s coverage spans the private markets with a focus on private credit and private equity strategies with additional responsibilities across venture capital, growth equity, and real assets.

Prior to joining Verus in 2021, Mr. Shelby was a Senior Vice President at Wilshire Advisors where he was a member of the Private Markets Group. Mr. Shelby’s responsibilities included both the sourcing, due diligence, execution, and monitoring of primary, secondary, and co-investment opportunities across private markets asset classes. Additionally, Mr. Shelby worked with Wilshire’s client base to provide private markets consulting services including investment pacing, portfolio construction, and ongoing monitoring and education.

Mr. Shelby graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with Summa Cum Laude honors earning a bachelor of science (BS) degree in business administration, majoring in finance with a minor in economics. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh.