Now making his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Christopher Harding spent the first fifteen years of his business career working in various capacities within the Harding Family Office in Louisville, Kentucky. He spearheaded both commercial and residential development, developed, built and managed numerous restaurant concepts, and oversaw the growth and management of dozens of family owned entities throughout his early business career. Although sold in 2012, Mr. Harding and his partners were the largest franchisee of Hooters Restaurants, owning and operating over 100 restaurants across the globe. In the past decade, Mr. Harding has expanded his venture capital endeavors and is a general partner in Brentwood, Tennessee based Relevance Capital. He continues to seed and nurture early stage technology companies including Passport Labs, Sun Basket, SINGiX, Sezzle and qler Solutions, to name a few.
As a Co-Founder of Pruvit Ventures, Inc., Mr. Harding helped grow Pruvit from startup in 2015 to over $1B in total sales in less than four years. Pruvit continues to expand rapidly both domestically and internationally through their Hong Kong and EU offices. In 2018, Mr. Harding purchased a controlling stake in the parent company of Louisville City Football Club (USL League) that owns and operates the club, the new stadium (2020) and the surrounding forty acres slated for an entertainment district. Lastly, Mr. Harding remains active in real estate development having recently opened Hodges Bay Resort and Spa on the island of Antigua and continues to develop and own various mini storage warehouse properties as well as commercial real estate projects across the United States.
An avid tennis player and traveler, Mr. Harding graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance in 1996 and remains active within his home state of Kentucky.