Christopher G. Cogan
Christopher G. Cogan is CEO of Seven Funds, LLC., a private investment firm based in Sarasota, Florida. He founded and serves as CEO of Corsa 7, LLC and its growing enterprise of automotive related entities. He is also Chairman of Cogan Realty, LLC, a commercial real estate firm based in Orlando, Florida, which he founded in 1988.
Since starting his first company at age 18, more than thirty-five years ago, Cogan has envisioned, built and run successful businesses in diverse fields ranging from classic car restoration to contract procurement services and software design and development. He has raised over $100 million for those businesses from top-tier Venture Capital and Private Equity firms as well as Fortune 50 global companies.
Cogan is a graduate of Rollins College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He completed the Graduate Management Program at the Crummer MBA School at Rollins and the AEA/Stanford Executive Forum at Stanford University. He is a Board Member at the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship (CFAE) at Rollins College and a Member of the Investment Committee of the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research.
Cogan holds the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and has held securities licenses including Series 7, 31 and 66. He was awarded The Blue Chip Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Award for Business Leadership from Ernst & Young and, the Forty Under 40 Award from the Orlando Business Journal. He has also testified as an industry expert on Internet Commerce before the European Commission and the US Federal Trade Commission.
Since he was a young boy, Chris has been enamored with anything mechanical especially, cars and motorcycles. He often spent time at his father’s side working on his collection of European Sports and American Muscle cars. Chris began racing and collecting cars of his own at age 14. Today, he remains close to his eight siblings and their large extended family, many of whom are also involved in the automotive field. Chris has a beautiful wife Aimee and together they have one young daughter, Bella. They enjoy traveling the world and boating together as a family as well as all things motorsports.