Chris has a track record of inspiring growth and successful outcomes in investor, advisor, and general manager capacities.
Chris founded Dublin Capital Partners, an H. Chase Lenfest fund, and led Dublin’s investments in multiple companies, including Uptake (Forbes #1 “hottest start-up” in 2015), Slack (Forbes #2 “hottest start-up” in 2015), and Enterprise DB (Gartner top right magic quadrant). He also drove the turnaround and growth of three different Lenfest owned businesses, which were successfully sold to OpenTV and Sintec Media.
Prior to working for the Lenfest family, Chris served as managing director with Katalyst, a venture fund and private equity services firm focused on the cable and information technology industries. At Katalyst, Chris provided advisory services and assumed interim c-suite roles to a variety of privately held and venture-backed companies.
Previously Chris held leadership positions in sales, business development, and consulting with IBM and Computer Sciences Corporation. He started his career as a public accountant at KPMG
The consistent theme in Chris’s career has been a passionate understanding of customer and market drivers as the basis for strategic plans, growth initiatives, operating priorities, and business outcomes. This has been within technology, software, consulting, and technology-enabled service companies, but also across industries where technology could be applied to advantage the value proposition, supply chain, or basis of competition for the business.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and secondary emphasis on Computer Science from the University of Connecticut. He earned his certification in public accounting in Connecticut.