Managing Director and Head of Ventures and Incubation
Chris leads the venturing arm of Citi Ventures. His team identifies emerging new market growth areas, develops new venture concepts in and across these areas, and launches disruptive new corporate ventures in pilot markets globally. Through deep partnerships with VCs, the team invests in start-ups that are at the leading edge of new business models and technologies. Prior to joining Citi in 2007, Chris held several senior leadership positions at Target over a 12-year period, with results ranging from delivering substantial operations savings to heading some of the largest merchandising departments. Chris started his professional career as a corporate lawyer representing Fortune 100 companies across a variety of areas with a specialty in debt and equity based transactions. Chris has a BA with honors in French and Economics from University of Wisconsin, Madison and a JD magna cum laude from University of Minnesota. Chris and his wife Julie, have 5 kids, and are enjoying the networked lifestyle of the millennial generation. Chris is an avid sailor and enjoys singing as well.