Chris manages the software technologies that are created by research programs at the University of Minnesota. Chris has over a decade of industry experience in software development, specifically in the areas of social media, streaming video, mobile applications and back office small business solutions. He has developed for both open source and proprietary systems. Chris began his career as a web programmer and systems designer writing/designing business process management software in the telecom industry.
For the past ten years, Chris has focused on entrepreneurship and bringing early stage software technologies to market. Additionally, Chris is interested in early stage company financing and investing; he has worked directly with investor groups and consulted for start-ups on their business strategies, plans and raising early stage investment capital. Prior to joining the OTC, Chris earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Chris also has a B.A. in Computer Science from Carleton College.
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