Chris Peden began his career in the tax and accounting field in 1988 and since then has provided a variety of consulting services to a very diverse group of companies and economic sectors. Chris is the President of Revolution. In this role, he performs root cause analyses; benchmarks against industry to develop corporate and departmental strategic plans; improves financial performance using key performance indicators (KPIs); develops sales-specific training; and identifies and implements revenue growth strategies.
Chris Peden’s professional background includes executive roles as President & COO of BouMatic LLC, as COO & CFO for CapRock Oil Tools; Executive Vice President at Linus Products, Inc.; Vice President-the Americas at Tri-Star Industries, PTE Ltd and Managing Partner of Peden & Associates. In these hands-on leadership roles, Chris designed and implemented a materials requirement planning (MRP) system; developed a return on investment (ROI) calculator; analyzed and improved performance processes; and brought about increased financial returns for investors.
Chris Peden launched Peden & Associates in 1996. As the managing partner for this Friendswood, Texas-based consulting firm, Chris’s responsibilities included traditional CPA services as well as start-up and turn around consulting services.
At Peden & Associates, he facilitated the purchase and sale of several companies including but not limited to Martec Crane Services, Inc. and Online Insurance Services, Inc. In both these cases, Chris was instrumental in the transformation and marketing of the businesses for the new owners. In May 2005, Chris Peden was elected to a three-year term as council member of Friendswood, Texas, and became Mayor Pro-Tem in June 2006. Chris serves on the boards of a number of for-profits, not-for-profit, and government organizations, including the Waypoint 2 Space aerospace training company and the Gulf Coast Authority.
In 2000 he was elected President of the Board of Directors of Hope Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the mission of Hope Village; and he served on the board until 2011. Chris has a BBA in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State and holds a Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Texas.