Chris specializes in helping corporations, foundations, and governments drive new growth by engaging with the global technology ecosystem. As a Partner in Mach49’s DOI practice, he advises leading global corporations on designing and executing new approaches to venture capital, corporate development, and strategic partnering.
Prior to joining Mach49 Chris was a partner at Silicon Foundry, a boutique innovation advisory firm. While there, he led advisory relationships with a variety of Global 2000 corporations including BHP, Delta Air Lines, Deutsche Telekom, UPS, and Whirlpool, to elevate their practices surrounding VC fund formation and operations, partnership strategies, and digital M&A. During his time at Silicon Foundry, Chris established lasting relationships with clients and solidified his standing in Silicon Valley as a trusted thought leader in the CVC sphere.
Chris also previously served in a variety of roles at Village Capital, a global early stage venture fund and accelerator that supports entrepreneurs solving critical worldwide problems in healthcare, financial services, climatetech, and education. While there, he led the development of a local accelerator network and advised a range of leading foundations on their impact investment strategies, such as MetLife Foundation, Stichting DOEN, Shell Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Hershey’s.
Chris holds a BS in Economics and a BA in Public Policy from Duke University.