Chris’ views on AI developed during his tenure at Georgian Partners. His roles included Chief Analytics Officer, General Manager Impact Team, and Executive Vice President of Strategy and Community. As the size of our investment grew, the character of the companies we invested in also changed. This led Chris to the conclusion that he wanted to work with emerging AI companies that fell outside of Georgian’s mandate.
Prior to Georgian Partners, Chris‘ teams built digital websites and apps to remonetize traditional media properties for Rogers Media, as Vice President of Technology.
As Chief Analytics Officer at Adenyo, Chris was responsible for building an analytics-driven mobile marketing and advertising company. Adenyo successfully exited to Motricity where Chris added recommendation engines to fuel commerce for large telecommunications companies.
After graduating from York University with a degree in Computer Science, Chris joined (AC)Nielsen as a software engineer. He first built, then led teams building business, consumer and audience intelligence. He held a variety of executive, including CIO for Asia Pacific, where he was based out of Hong Kong for eight years.
Chris now mentors early-stage companies that are innovating with machine learning. The work is both rewarding and informative and is in turn helping him to further his views on activating and accelerating AI First ventures. He selects a handful of companies to back by taking an equity stance, joining their board of directors and acting as an executive advisor. Chris is passionate about and driven by helping ventures succeed.
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