Chris is a Partner at Fontinalis, where he responsible for a wide range of critical processes across the firm’s various investment funds. As a member of Fontinalis’ investment committee, he leads and supports investments across a variety of next-generation mobility segments on a stage-agnostic basis.
Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of one Fontinalis portfolio company, TransRisk, and previously served on the board of directors of TransLoc (acquired by Ford Smart Mobility in January 2018). He also currently serves as a Board Observer to three Fontinalis portfolio companies: SmartKargo, Synovia Solutions, and Zagster.
Prior to joining Fontinalis in early 2011, Chris spent five years in the Valuation and Financial Opinions Group of Stout, a leading independent advisory firm that provides investment banking, valuation, dispute consulting, and management consulting services. During his time at Stout, Chris worked with a diverse array of companies on transaction, tax, and financial reporting matters. Additionally, Chris specialized in advising private equity and venture capital clients, and played a critical role in furthering Stout’s relationships with this market segment.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction) from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where his senior thesis analyzed brand management techniques used by cities to promote economic growth. Chris also completed an internship in the alternative investments group of the University’s endowment, focusing on private equity, venture capital, oil & gas, and real estate partnerships. Chris has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Michigan Venture Capital Association.