Chris DeLeenheer

Investor in Waco, TX

Chris is the founder of SouthPaw Capital Management, an investment firm based in Waco, Texas. His primary responsibility is overseeing the alternative investments and the mission of the foundation.

Chris was one of the founding partners of Rydell Holdings a Private Equity firm, based in Waco, Texas. He continues to oversee the future growth and performance of all the portfolio companies.

Chris currently is the chairman of CodeOne a leading physician practice reimbursement technology firm. The organization is headquartered in Colorado.

Chris is a graduate from Baylor University, where he played football and baseball for the Bears. Chris and his wife Libby are the proud parents of 4 beautiful girls, who keep life fun and chaotic!


Chris was a partner in Outdoor Waco a retail business in Waco. The business sold in 2016 to Bicycle World.

Chris Founded SCG in 2007, a research firm specializing in high performing organizations. His primary focus was assisting leadership teams and boards in designing customized processes that captured new markets.

He is one of the architects of the Entrepreneurial Fitness Report, an assessment process to identify innovative leaders in entrepreneurial settings. He has worked across a variety of industries, both nationally and internationally, ranging from Fortune 500 firms to family offices. Chris sold the business in 2012.


•WISDOM—“Discovering wisdom is finding the tree of life.”

•RELATIONSHIPS—“Valuing others as more significant then myself.”

•BREAKTHROUGH—“My Father is most glorified that I bear much fruit and prove to be his disciple.”

•ALIGNMENT—“Eternal life is found in knowing God and accomplishing my unique assignment.”

  • Work
    • SouthPaw Capital Management
  • Education
    • Baylor University—BE
    • International Coaching Federation (ACC)
    • Culture Index—trained analyst
    • Coach U
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