Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Christopher C. Melton, Sr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The White Oak Group. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Bay West LLC, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based environmental remediation company; DataPath Inc., a Duluth, Georgia-based satellite communications company; Aerodyn Engineering LLC, an Indianapolis-based aerospace engineering and manufacturing company; PSH LLC, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based environmental remediation and consulting company and ARA Inc., a Beltsville, Maryland-based antenna systems and technology company.
Mr. Melton has over 30 years of business experience with a particular emphasis on corporate turnarounds and business restructuring. Prior to the founding of White Oak, he was Chief Executive Officer of CNP, Inc., a business-to-business technology and service provider. Prior to his post at CNP, he was CEO of Amplified Holdings, a leading provider of digital technology to the retail and media industries. Prior to his positions at CNP and Amplified, Mr. Melton spent 20 years at IBM, where he served in numerous executive positions in sales, marketing, finance and operations in the Americas and the Asia Pacific region, including Chief Financial Officer for IBM's Asia Pacific Services Corporation and President of IBM Asia Pacific Investment Corporation. Prior to his departure from IBM, Mr. Melton served as the senior executive responsible for IBM's eCommerce business in the Americas for the Financial Services Industry.
Mr. Melton is married and has three children and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.