Chris is a proven and highly-regarded strategist in the enterprise software industry. Over the past 30 years, Chris has held a variety of senior management positions and helped chart and participate in the execution of some of the most successful technology companies in Silicon Valley. He has extensive M&A and business development experience; leveraging a vast network of business partners and resources.

Chris currently leads the business development efforts at Ooyala, Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. Ooyala is the fastest growing, most innovative online video platform company in the industry.

Prior to this, Chris has served as the CEO for PathConnect, a private new media company;

and as the EVP and Chief Product Officer for Agile Software which was acquired by Oracle in July 2007. Previous to Agile, Chris was responsible for charting the strategic direction for product- and technology-related initiatives and activities at PeopleSoft as the Vice President of Products and Technology Strategy. Additionally, as the chairman, CEO, and Founder of SkillsVillage, Inc. he led a start-up company from its inception to acquisition by PeopleSoft in June 2001.

He currently serves as an advisor to Garage Technology Ventures and is active on a number of advisory boards including the Make The Difference Network, the Joint US-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), Garage Technology Ventures,, Orb Media Group and Neurosky.