Christopher Heinz

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Christopher Drake Heinz (b. 1973) is an American businessman and investment manager.



Heinz is the youngest son of United States Senator Henry John Heinz III (d. 1991) and Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira. [1] He is a stepson of former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. [1] His brother André Heinz is a noted environmentalist. [2] Heinz married Alexandra Lewis in February 2007. [3]


Heinz worked on his stepfather's Presidential campaign, [4] [5] and spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention where he was considered a plausible candidate for a 2006 seat in the U.S. Congress. [2] [6] In 2005, [7] he co-founded Rosemont Capital until departing in 2014. [1] He was a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm Rosemont Seneca from its founding in 2009 until 2015, [8] when he relocated to Pittsburgh. [1]

He has served on the boards of the Heinz Endowments and the Navy SEAL Foundation. [1] He is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations. [9]

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