Chris Seger CEO

Chris has extensive leadership experience building, growing and operating businesses both in the private and public markets in the US and International Markets. After graduating with a degree in Finance from Indiana University in 1990 and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Butler University in 1993, Chris joined Duke Realty, one of the largest public commercial real estate companies in the U. S. During his 15 year career at Duke Chris held many significant roles, including Executive Vice President, and served on the firm’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Operating Committee.

In 2008, Chris formed 83 Capital which, through multiple global partnerships, develops and invests in real estate and energy projects. Highlights of Chris’s career include:

  • Operating Expertise – Over the past 20 years Chris has lead various operating platforms with scale up to $1 billion in assets.
  • Growth Expertise – Chris has started five new business units growing each into $100 million businesses with combined capital placement over $1 billion during the past several years.
  • Acquisition and Joint Venture Expertise – Chris has deep experience in creating operating joint ventures along with asset and company acquisitions.

Today, Chris brings his leadership, capital investing and business growth expertise
to the Aemerge team.


  • Scalable and horizontal platform for converting multiple types of carbonaceous waste
  • Proprietary carbonization process turns organic waste into clean energy and useful carbon-based co-products
  • No regulated emissions, zero-landfill compliant waste solution
  • Experienced, multidisciplinary leadership team