Meet The Team

Paul Christenson

President

Paul has worked to develop Actium’s proprietary lending pipeline since co-founding Actium in 2004. He leads the sourcing of loans and the due diligence process.

Paul practiced corporate law with the firms of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and Hong Kong and Durham Jones & Pinegar in Salt Lake, focusing on lending and real estate transactions. Paul received a B.A. degree in accounting from the University of Utah and a J.D. from Georgetown University. Paul previously served as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Road Home and is currently a trustee of the Emma McVicker Foundation. He is also a member of the Eccles School Advisory Board at the University of Utah.

Jeff Wright

Chairman

Jeffrey Wright is a financier and private equity investor with global experience in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, real estate, debt, reinsurance, and venture start-ups. He is the Co-founder and Chairman of Actium Partners LLC. He is a current member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Utah, a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy based in Los Angeles, and most recently served as the Vice-Chair of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Utah University, and from 1998-2003 he served on the Board of Directors for the Guadalupe School, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing at risk children through education.

Mr. Wright is the recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in both history and political science from the University of Utah, as well as a certificate in international accounting from the London School of Economics, a certificate in strategic leadership from Oxford University, and a Masters Post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership from the Said Business School at Oxford University.