Chris is a Founder and Partner of Fontinalis, where his responsibilities include a wide range of critical processes ranging from deal sourcing and execution to portfolio management and firm strategy. Chris is a determined company builder, who works tirelessly with the boards and C-Level management teams of Fontinalis portfolio companies to support their go-to-market strategies as well as their corporate and business development functions.
Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of five Fontinalis portfolio companies: ClimaCell, Humatics, Nano-C, SmartKargo, and Verity Studios. Previously, Chris served as a Director of Life360 (IPO in May of 2019) and Synovia Solutions (acquired by CalAmp in April 2019). Chris also served as a Board Observer of nuTonomy (acquired by Delphi/Aptiv in November 2017) and Parkmobile (acquired by BMW Group in January 2018).
Prior to Fontinalis, Chris worked for LaunchCapital, a venture capital firm with offices in New Haven, Cambridge and San Francisco. At Launch, Chris analyzed, evaluated and executed early-stage principal investments. Previously, Chris worked at Highbridge Principal Strategies, a multi-billion-dollar private equity and mezzanine investment business. He participated in due diligence, financial modeling and deal execution across various business sectors and types of transactions. Prior to business school, Chris worked at UBS in New York.
Chris earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Yale School of Management and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. Chris works in Boston and is a happy father of three. He is a devoted athlete who enjoys the outdoors and mountains. Chris has an interest in deep tech and the digitization of the physical world and loves working with successful startups who have a positive social and/or environmental impact.