— Bio —
Chris joined TripleTree in August 2005. He has over 23 years of experience as an operating executive, analyst and entrepreneur in the technology industry. He leverages this experience at TripleTree in his role as Senior Director overseeing research, as well as leading the firm's marketing and executive programs. Chris joined TripleTree from Tier1 Research, an independent sell side research firm where he was president and lead analyst for the enterprise software sector. At Tier1, Chris architected the growth of the firm toward a successful acquisition in June 2005 by The 451 Group. Prior to Tier1 Research, Chris held executive positions at Zamba Solutions, Gartner, GE Capital Consulting, IBM Global Services and a consulting firm which he founded. Chris has consulted with the world's leading technology firms including IBM, Microsoft, Accenture and HP; has been quoted in numerous trade and industry publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and CNN Money; and is a frequent presenter at industry events. Chris earned a BBA in Marketing from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and has completed advanced studies through the University of Minnesota and Michigan State University. He currently serves as a volunteer for his community youth athletic association.