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Who is Chris Kirchner?

Reports from the Derby Telegraph have now confirmed that American businessman Chris Kirchner has expressed his interest in buying Derby County.

Kircher sent out an open letter that stated the following -

"In business I believe in transparency, trust, humility and respecting authority. Those are qualities I have grown up with.

"At this point in time, the administration process is complex, but I have informed the administrators that I’m willing to work through these complexities.

"I understand and acknowledge that there are a number of interested parties in the club, but I wanted to go on the record at the start of the process and be upfront.

"I’ve also taken it upon myself to advise my team to simultaneously work on the EFL’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test process. If I’m successful in these processes then I believe it will enable us all to move forward together and put the past behind us.

"Clearly, I am at the beginning of procedures that must take place with the administrators and the EFL. I am respectful of these mechanisms.

"Nonetheless, my team and I have already been in conversation with all parties to discuss where to start."

On the Journal of Commerce online Chris Kirchner is described as the following;

Kirchner is Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of, an award-winning, intelligent logistics operating platform. Mr. Kirchner is the visionary behind He is a serial entrepreneur, who is always looking for opportunities to innovate and better the world around him.

Mr. Kirchner was awarded the “Top Dawg” entrepreneurship award at Butler University and formed his first business while attending the University of Kentucky. While operating his first company, Mr. Kirchner spent time as an Entrepreneur in Residence at a world renown advertising agency developing a new business model in the entertainment industry.

From there, Mr. Kirchner spent several years leading and building world-class marketing and sales teams across several industries. Prior to co-founding, Mr. Kirchner was SVP of Marketing and Sales and a board member at a leading label converter that supplied to a wide array of industries and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Kirchner is a distinguished member of the Forbes Communication Council, Foundry, Plug and Play Japan, and Retail Industry Leaders Association’s Startup Network. Outside of the office, Mr. Kirchner loves spending time traveling with his family or can most likely be found on the golf course or in a race car.

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