With over 30 years in Silicon Valley, Chris has extensive strategic and hands-on operating experience helping high-tech companies increase their revenues and company valuations. He works with companies to innovate with new business and product strategies in disruptive markets. He specializes in helping companies with their monetization strategies, especially in IoT and SAAS.
Chris is a founder and managing director of Grey Heron, a venture acceleration consulting company. He has worked with investors, CEOs and executive teams on accelerating growth and revenues at over 130 companies ranging from startups to mature Global 500 companies such as Apple, Cisco, HP, Oracle and Visa.
Prior to Grey Heron, Chris was a VP/GM at Symantec with complete P&L responsibility for a business unit where he doubled revenues. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years at HP in management roles at several divisions where he helped pioneer HP’s first laser printer, its initial personal computers and early independent software vendor (ISV) programs.
Much of his work has focused on helping companies with breakthrough technologies and platforms translate them into compelling value propositions to achieve rapid adoption in evolving markets including: IoT, SAAS, cloud, big data, analytics, on-line video, digital media, ecommerce and adtech.
Chris earned his MBA from Columbia University in marketing and international business and his undergraduate degree at Princeton.