Chairman of the Board & Founder
Chris Crane is CEO of Edify, which he co-founded in September 2009 to impart Christian character to children living in poverty in Africa and Latin
Crane served from 2002-2009 as President & CEO of Opportunity International Inc., the world’s largest faith-based microfinance organization with 10,600 direct and indirect staff operating in 32 countries serving 1.5 million active clients. During Chris’ tenure, Opportunity’s revenues from private sources grew at a compound annual rate of 30%.
Crane acquired COMPS InfoSystems, Inc. in San Diego in 1992 and served as its President & CEO until he sold the company in February 2000. Under Crane’s leadership, COMPS grew from a small, print-based publishing firm with coverage of commercial real estate sale information in four Western states into an electronic database publisher with 420 employees and coverage of the 50 top real estate markets nationwide. During his eight-year tenure, Crane oversaw the acquisition of 13 companies. He raised four rounds of venture capital and listed the company in an initial public offering (IPO).
He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He studied economics, art
He has been married to Jane for 32 years and they have one adult son, Andy.