Vice Chair Zoetic Carbon
J. Christopher Mizer serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Zoetic Global and as Vice Chairman of Zoetic Carbon. He helps to lead the company’s initiatives to create, market, and monetize innovative approaches to sequester greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Mizer is also the founder of Vivaris Capital which is primarily focused on building businesses in life sciences and climate technologies.
Mr. Mizer is a former Vice President and Officer of the investment banking division of Key Capital Markets where he focused on merger, acquisition, and financing projects for Fortune 500 clients, private companies, and successful entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Key Corp., he was a certified public accountant in the audit practice with Ernst & Young. He began his career as a research assistant with The Center for Regional Economic Issues, a Federal Reserve-based think tank promoting economic development research and policies. He earned the B.S. (biology, applied math), B.A. (economics), M.S. (biology - neurogenetics), and MBA (finance, accounting) degrees from Case Western Reserve University.
He has taught business strategy, finance, and entrepreneurship at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has been a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Entrepreneurs Organization, and Young Presidents Organization. He is also a Forbes Contributor, speaks frequently at industry events, and is often quoted in major media outlets.