Carole Crist

Founder & CEO

Carole Crist is the Founder and CEO of CLC Global Advisors, an advisory firm with offices in New York City and Miami specializing in Impact Investing, Technology, Smart Cities and Philanthropy. With more than a decade of experience in US national politics, Ms. Crist has deep expertise in campaign fundraising and strategy. 

After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University, Crist co-founded Blue Star Jets, a pioneer of private jet chartering within the airline industry, and also led her family’s 100-year old business specializing in global wholesale distribution. 

More recently, Ms. Crist served as Campaign Director for State of Florida Governor Charlie Crist, helping fundraise millions of dollars for his winning Congressional race, overseeing his transition into Federal office, and serving as his Senior Advisor. In her role as First Lady of Florida, Ms. Crist accompanied the Governor to official visits to the White House, Fortune 500 Companies, military bases, and hosted numerous charity events. Specifically, Ms. Crist led many efforts working with the Governor’s administration as the state weathered the 2008 Financial Recession and the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

CLC Global Advisors is driven by the guiding principle of “Capital with a Conscience”, and offers strategic consulting, business development, and marketing solutions. As a highly experienced political strategist and businesswoman, Crist and her team of global experts work with a select group of clients focusing on opportunity zones, smart cities, disruptive technologies in energy & agriculture, healthcare innovation and philanthropy.

She has appeared in The New York Times, the Miami Herald, POLITICO, MarketWatch, among other national publications.

Coalition of Hope

Carole sits on the advisory board of the Coalition of Hope Foundation, a US-based 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, charitable organization that provides global humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief support.

Founded by Timothy J. Keegan, the primary goal of COH is Project Excelsior, a plan to utilize the recently decommissioned USS Nassau as its primary operations platform. The vessel, referred to as a humanitarian assistance disaster relief vessel, will serve as a sea-based platform for conducting humanitarian assistance disaster relief operations.

Learn more about their mission HERE.

Clients Include

Family Offices

HNW Individuals

Asset Management Funds

Law Firms

CPA Firms

Global Investment Banking Firms

Wealth Management Firms

Private Equity Groups

Venture Capital Firms

Hedge Funds

Real Estate Developers

Commercial Real Estate Funds

Global Impact Businesses

Disruptive Technology Firms

Charitable Foundations