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Chris Van Denhende is a seasoned finance executive with over 35 years of experience in various positions across multiple industries.  With 16 years in Fortune 500 Finance organizations including American Airlines, AVIS, and MCI he has a deep understanding of corporate finance.  The bulk of this experience has been in the Aviation Industry with over 22 years under his belt. Van Denhende is currently the Chief Strategy Officer and CFO of two M International Companies; Mint Turbines and Southwest Fuel Systems in Stroud, Oklahoma.

While at American Airlines, Van Denhende gained the reputation of a turnaround specialist. By facilitating leadership changes, he elevated underperforming groups into highly functional organizations.

Van Denhende earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from East Central University and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.  He is a certified public accountant and serves on the boards of the East Central University Alumni Association and the Will Rogers High School Community Foundation.

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