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, FreightWaves, and previously served on the board of directors of TransLoc (acquired by Ford Smart Mobility in January 2018). He also serves as a board observer to two Fontinalis portfolio companies: Synovia Solutions and Zagster.
Chris is active in the venture community and serves on the oversight committee for the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation—a statewide program that funds translational research applications. He is also an active member of the Michigan Venture Capital Association.
Prior to joining Fontinalis in 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. While at Stout, he played an important role in advising private equity and venture capital clients on a variety of transaction, tax, and financial reporting matters.
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. He also completed an internship in the alternative investments group of the University’s endowment, focusing on private equity and venture capital partnerships. Chris is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.