Behind the recently-opened Millesime Restaurant in New York, Chris Condy is well-known on both sides of the Atlantic for his entrepreneurial activities. Chris is a founding partner of C&L Partners, a restaurant development, operating and investment company. In 2008, C&L developed and opened the Fifth Floor Restaurant at the Palomar Hotel in San Francisco for the Kimpton Group garnering one Michelin Star in its first year. Later in the year, C&L developed and opened the Urban Tavern at the Hilton San Francisco.
Chris brings over 25 years of experience in consumer investment banking, luxury spas, resorts, hotels, wine, corporate and charter aviation, restaurant development and operations to this new venture. Chris was a board member of Aqua Development Corp. (“ADC”), which owns and operates the world renowned and two Michelin Star AQUA restaurants in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Laguna Niguel. From 2006 to 2009 Chris was Chairman and CEO of ADC. Additionally, Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of Spa Chakra, Inc., the leading developer of international luxury spas in hotels and resorts.
Chris is an investor, a member of the Board of Directors of FohBoh.com, the restaurant industry’s leading online social network; and, most recently, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and an active pilot for Solairus Aviation, the largest aircraft management and charter operator in the western United States. Prior to starting C&L Partners, Chris was a founding partner, a former member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of JMP Securities (NYSE: JMP) from 1999 to 2007.
At JMP, Chris headed Consumer Investment Banking and the firm’s efforts in Asia as Chairman of JMP Asia. Prior to joining JMP, Chris was President and COO of the energy efficiency and management company, Proven Alternatives. Previously, Chris worked at Montgomery Securities as a Vice President and Director of Venture Capital Services and prior to that, in institutional sales covering the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Before moving to Montgomery Securities, Chris started his finance career at Ivory & Sime, PLC in Edinburgh, Scotland on the U.S. fund management team.
In the heart of the Flatiron, centrally located to 5th, Madison and Park Avenues, Millisime is aging like a fine wine. Mil-e-zim (French for “vintage”) features a Tiffany skylight dome circa 1904, original mosaic floors and century-old bars. Chef Owner Laurent Manrique’s classic French cuisine nestled in the Carlton Hotel’s modern design of David Rockwell creates one of the city’s most bustling seafood restaurants.