I spend my days meeting passionate entrepreneurs, listening to their stories and providing practical advice. You could say I'm in the business of making people's dreams become realities. Ultimate satisfaction is hearing that my coaching made a difference—nothing beats that.
Chris joined Edison in 2002. He is Managing Partner and Chairman of the firm's investment committee. He is a successful entrepreneur, experienced in finance, business strategy, product management, sales, marketing and capital formation. His financial and operating perspective for growth stage companies makes him a valuable asset to portfolio company management.
Chris is the leading financial technology investor on the East Coast, investing in the industry for more than 15 years. Chris has deep domain, investment expertise and successful exits in payments, capital markets and wealth management segments. He currently serves as a Director of seven Edison portfolio companies.
At Edison, Chris has led 32 financings including 20 new investments and has served as a Director of 21 companies.
Previously, Chris was an Executive Vice President with Princeton eCom; Chief Executive Officer of the electronic billing division. Earlier holding the role of Chief Financial Officer, he raised multiple rounds of venture capital and completed an acquisition. During his tenure, the company revenue grew in excess of 500%.
Earlier, he was Director of Finance and Operations for two New York City-based magazine start-ups and internet businesses. Chris began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a Supervisor in the entrepreneurial services group in Boston.
GAIN Capital (IPO), EdgeTrade (Knight Capital), PHX (Zelis), Operative (Sintec Media), FolioDynamix (Actua), OptionsCity (Vela Trading)
Archive Systems; Billtrust; Incurrent; Redvision; Softgate; TraderTools
BA, Accounting, Michigan State University, with honors