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 was named Managing Partner in January 2009. He is a successful entrepreneur, experienced in finance, business strategy, product management, sales, marketing and capital formation. His financial and operating perspective from start-up to growth stage make him a valuable asset to portfolio company management.
Chris is Chairman of the firm's investment committee. He leads Edison's largest industry segment in financial technology and services. He is a thought leader in financial technology investing. Chris has deep domain and investment expertise in payments, capital markets and wealth management segments. He currently serves as a Director of eight Edison portfolio companies.
At Edison, Chris has led 27 financings including 16 new investments and has served as a Director of 16 companies.
Chris is a certified public accountant and a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance at Michigan State.
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.
Archive Systems; Blue Cod; FolioDynamix; Incurrent; SmartAnalyst
BA, Accounting, Michigan State University, with honors