After playing professional tennis, Chris had a successful high-tech sales and marketing career which culminated as the VP of Marketing at Oracle USA in 1990. Chris moved on to become one of three founders of Cambridge Technology Partners in 1991, which designed and developed custom client-server software applications for enterprises. Chris ran the Sales and Marketing departments and helped grow annual revenue to over $850M in 1997.
After a very successful IPO in late 1993 with a market cap of over $5B, Chris left Cambridge and founded Breakaway Solutions in 1998, which focused on Internet-driven enterprise solutions. After another successful IPO with a market cap of over $7B, Chris became a venture capitalist in 2002. After investing in a cloud integrator called Astadia, Chris realized the enormous opportunities around cloud computing and founded Cloud Technology Partners in 2010.
Outside of CTP, Chris serves as a mentor to MBA students at Boston University and travels home to New Zealand annually. Chris has been happily married to his wife Ellen since 1981 and enjoys tennis and woodworking. He is currently restoring a 1934 Dodge mahogany boat.
Chris holds a BA in Mathematics and a MBA from Southern Illinois University, which he attended on a NCAA Tennis scholarship.