Chris is Senior Director on the New Business Creation team at GE Ventures and works with entrepreneurs and technology leaders in energy and digital. Chris joined the team in January 2017 from Royal Dutch / Shell in The Netherlands, where he defined, planned and managed the implementation of operated and non-operated joint ventures and divestments around the world. Prior to this, Chris was the chief business advisor to Shell’s CTO and Executive Vice President of Innovation, R&D and also head of external research for Americas where he closed a number of strategic investment and partnership agreements. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the early-stage technology and venture space, Chris has worked at independent startups, Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1, Shell GameChanger and BTG Ventures in Philadelphia. A former Department of Defense Fellow and adjunct professor at the United States Naval Academy, Chris held several R&D positions at the DoD and served as a technology commercialization advisor for the National Technology Transfer Center. An inventor with several patents, Chris received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago, MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Ohio State University and professional certificates in Venture Capital and Private Equity from Harvard University and Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University.
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