Chriss Street is a nationally recognized financial writer and sought after speaker. Chriss has appeared on Fox, NBC, CBS, Bloomberg, and ABC television and averages over twenty speaking engagements per year. His comments and research are published in Big Government, Forbes, Barron’s, Wall Street Journal, Drudge Report, Huffington Post, New York Times and many other publications and are often the focus of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show.
Mr. Street’s latest book: The Third Way, Pubic Sector Excellence Through Leadership and Cooperation presents a plan to “manage” improved government effectiveness, while cutting public sector costs by over 20%. Chriss Street recently returned to the private sector, after serving a four year term as the elected Treasurer of Orange County, California; where he cut costs of his office by 35% and won the 2008 National Association of Counties Annual Innovation Award.
Mr. Street has won numerous awards for investment performance including; Nelson’s: “World’s Best Money Managers”; Callan Pension Advisor’s “Top 5% Large Growth Fund Manger”; and TRACS Financial government sector “Top Ten Public Money Fund.” Mr. Street has also restructured over 100 companies and served as the Chairman & CEO of two firms listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Chriss exposed the dangerous leverage and derivatives trading by Orange County Treasurer Bob Citron that eventually led to the bankruptcy of one of the richest communities in the world; and remains the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of our nation. Following the bankruptcy, Chriss Street served on the Orange County Public Employee’s Pension Plan, where he led the repositioning of investments that resulted in hundreds of millions in improved earnings. When Chriss Street resigned from the Pension Plan three years later in 1998, the Orange County Pension was one of the few Over-Funded public pension plans in America.
When Chriss Street returned to the Orange County Pension Plan as Treasurer in 2006, the Plan was over $3.5 billion Under-Funded due to failed high risk investment strategies. Over his four year term as Treasurer, Chriss forced the Pension Plan to reduce leverage and assisted in the restructuring of its investments. By 2009, Orange County’s Pension Plan performance was rated in the top1% for 1, 3, and 5 years versus all public funds in the United States. The Orange County Pension Plan was the runner-up for the Institutional Investor’s “Public Plan of the Year.”
Chriss Street is a Graduate of the Stanford Business School, University of California, Harvard Law School Advanced Trustee’s Studies, and the BPM Institute. Chriss is married with three grown children, lives in Newport Beach, California and remains active in civic and charitable organizations.