Felix K. Chang is a co-founder of Avenir Bold, a venture consultancy. He is also a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He was previously a partner at CVP Ventures and a consultant in Booz Allen Hamilton's Strategy and Organization practice; among his clients were the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and other agencies. Earlier, he served as a senior planner and an intelligence officer in the U.S. Department of Defense and a business advisor at Mobil Oil Corporation, where he dealt with strategic planning for upstream and midstream investments throughout Asia and Africa. His publications include articles in American Interest, National Interest, Orbis, and Parameters. His ongoing research concentrates on military, economic, and energy security issues in Asia as well as the financial industry around the world. He received his M.B.A. from Duke University and M.A. and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
About Avenir Bold
Avenir Bold's mission is to help its clients lay the foundation for growth as well as make enduring improvements in their performance. Broadly speaking, the issues that the firm has been called in to solve have focused on strategy, organization, and marketing. Avenir Bold has served a wide range of clients in terms of both industry and scale.
Whatever the venture, Avenir Bold conducts the engagement so that it can produce the right answer to the right question. The firm looks at problems from the cross-functional perspective of top managers to ensure that the work it performs produces the desired results. That approach is consistent in both of Avenir Bold's two service offerings in Ventures and Consulting.
The team Avenir Bold brings to its clients is tailored to their needs. Avenir Bold's team can tap functional experts whose personal experiences span many industries. For each engagement, the firm assembles the proper set of skills to accomplish the task.