Christian Groenke , Founder
Christian Groenke has a long tradition of providing leadership for diverse entrepreneurial ventures. After a brief employment in his family’s business at Deutsche Interhotel GmbH and TRIGON Immobilien Holding GmbH, Groenke started his own company as a franchisee of Burger King restaurants in Germany.
As the business grew, he diversified his investments and became a partner in Westerland Partners, LLC, in California, where he met Eric Peus. Peus and Groenke went on to form a small investment firm in Dallas, Texas: 64K Asset Management, Inc. 64K’s investments encompass a broad variety of industries including fast food restaurants, real estate, internet technology, medical services, telecommunication and trucking for the oil and gas industry.
In addition to his professional activities, Groenke serves on the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee of The John Ernest Foundation, a Palo Alto, California-based nonprofit. He also holds an airline transport pilot certificate issued by the FAA. Groenke is a Stanford graduate school business alumnus and the father of three.
Christian is proud to serve on the boards of the Panhandle Alliance and the Kienholz Foundation. He is a past board member of the John Ernest Foundation.