Chris’ passion is addressing growth and competitiveness opportunities for clients; leveraging a distinct combination of business acumen, operational frameworks, and technology enablement. His formal education and certifications just codify the intrinsic understanding of business value he originally learned through his family’s packaging and distribution business. This entrepreneurial mindset and bias for innovation helps enable him to confidently transform businesses.
Chris started out of university refueling naval nuclear reactors; continuing his leadership through industrial manufacturing, enterprise software, and consulting firms. His industry experience includes financial, legal, and information services, as well as a deep understanding of retail and consumer goods industries.
Chris’ areas of expertise include data warehousing, data analytics, cloud computing, and deployments of innovative technologies. But really his unique competencies are with the people and process dimensions associated with technological change. He propels companies forward by maturing the capabilities of teams, operations, and technologies, while also addressing the inherent risks and opportunities associated with the interactions among each.
Chris enjoys being in, on, or just around the water. He used to do a lot of competitive sailing, and even considered becoming a professional captain. He will still try to get in some sailing, swimming, or whatever seaside recreation he can, when time permits. And if he’s lucky, his wife and three kids will join him.
Chris hold a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University, and graduated from the University of Maryland - College Park with both an MS in Information Systems, and an MBA. He maintains his involvement with the University of Maryland by serving on the local alumni board for the business school. Chris has served his community as president of his church, as coach for his son’s recreational sports teams, and in a leadership capacity for his local Boy Scout troop.