Chris Ayala is a Managing Director at Drum Capital and is a member of the Investment Committee. His responsibilities include the sourcing, underwriting and monitoring of investments across the Drum institutional funds. Chris has nearly two decades of experience as an investor and entrepreneur.

Prior to joining Drum, Chris served as CEO of Vertisense Inc., an early stage venture capital-backed company in New York, New York providing CPG and B2B solutions for health & safety compliance. Prior to that, Chris served as VP, Operations of ALK Technologies, Inc. offering enterprise software in the Transportation & Logistics industry. Earlier, Chris served as VP, General Counsel for Native American Resource Partners LLC, a private equity sponsored investment firm in Calgary, Alberta. Chris began his career as a corporate attorney at the firms ReedSmith LLP and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP focusing on M&A and Business Transactions for some of the leading private equity firms in the world. Chris graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.