Christopher Che is President and CEO of the Che International Group, LLC (CIG), a multi-national holding company that identifies, acquires, supports, and grows scalable subsidiary companies in diverse industries through strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, and alliances, to help customers maximize supply chain diversity while promoting supply chain excellence. Christopher is an accountant by profession and a veteran Senior Financial Executive with over 35 years of vast and dynamic business management experience.
In 2007 the Che International Group successfully acquired its first wholly owned subsidiary company, Hooven-Dayton Corporation (HDC), a provider of high-quality prime product labels, flexible packaging, promotional coupons and specialty printing solutions, which Christopher also led as President/CEO and grew the company by over 300% in 10 years. In 2011 CIG successfully acquired its second wholly owned packaging subsidiary company—Digital Color International, LLC (DCI), a 20 year old point of purchase/entry display, specialty folding cartons, and commercial offset print and bindery company headquartered in Akron, Ohio tripling growth within 5 years. In 2012 CIG’s purchased controlling interest in its third packaging subsidiary company, Cog, LLC, a customized Graphics Production Solutions firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2014 Christopher became chairman of TrueChoicePack Corporation (TCP), a manufacturer and distributor of traditional and green private label and customized packaging and disposable products. Cog and TCP experienced over 3,000% growth. After successful exponential growth, CIG has since divested all its Packaging Holdings to focus in the Healthcare, Technology/Telecom space and other high growth/high margin industries.
In 2018 Christopher founded Transworld Supply Network (TSN), as its first wholly owned subsidiary in the Healthcare industry. TSN specializes in sourcing, storing, and distributing healthcare products, supplies, medical equipment, and related peripheral needs. TSN has experienced exponential growth to become a leader in supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) and accounts for 10% of PPE supplies in the USA. Under Christopher’s visionary leadership, CIG will continue to experience exponential expansion through acquisitions and organic growth as he focuses the company’s acquisition objectives in Healthcare, Technology, Telecomm and other high growth Industries. From a base of one employee in 2005, CIG grew to over 150 employees before divestments.
As President and CEO of CIG, Christopher’s responsibilities include setting strategy and vision, building cohesive executive teams that will lead the company to the next level, creating a positive culture of sustainable growth, and properly allocating capital resources. CIG’s rapid expansion has resulted in its being recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as a 2012 BE 100s company, one of the nation’s largest black-owned enterprises, and by Inc. Magazine as a 2012 Inc. 500|5000 company, one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.
Christopher is a strong believer in giving back to the community through direct involvement. He served as a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2011-2012 and currently serves as a board member of the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, the African American CEO Roundtable of Cincinnati, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland-Dayton Area Business Advisory Council. He also chairs the Ohio Minority Business Input Committee for all Ohio Minority Companies.
Christopher has received several awards and honors in recognition of his professional, business, and civic accomplishments, including the President’s Award from the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council in 2013, the “Outstanding American by Choice” Award in 2012 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the recommendation of the White House—this is the highest award presented to immigrants by the Department of Homeland Security—induction into the Association of Ohio Commodores in 2011 by Ohio Governor Kasich, the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) in 2011, the “Executive of the Year” Award from the Dayton Business Journal in 2010, and named the Dayton Business Journal’s Top 10 Most Influential People in the Greater Dayton Region in 2010.
Christopher obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting with a minor in Computers from Ohio’s Wilmington College in 1985 and a Master’s of Accountancy degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1986. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife and is the proud father of two sons and one daughter.