Christopher J. Hansen

Founder, President & CEO

Chris Hansen is the founder, president and CEO of Fifty Door Partners, LLC and the CEO of AJW Architectural Products. In this capacity, he drives strategy and vision for Fifty Door Partners and its holdings.

Prior to founding Fifty Door Partners, Chris spent a decade immersed in the telecom industry, where he held a series of progressively demanding roles at some of the industry's leading companies, including Allegiance, Sprint and Qwest. In each organization, he was tasked with taking over underperforming teams, evaluating their shortcomings and engineering turn-around strategies. He founded Fifty Door Partners in 2007, and has since employed those same strategies and techniques to the group's holdings in the commercial building products industry.

A former All American, Chris still applies the discipline and principles he learned on the wrestling mat to the business world. It's that focus on high-performance results that propelled him from his first role in the telecom industry to a spot on the company's executive leadership team. And it remains his fuel as an entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Central New York, Chris and his family divide their time between Garrison, NY and New York City. He and his wife Jennifer have two daughters.