Chris is a Partner at The Working Group (TWG) a leading Internet software company based in Toronto and founding partner and investor in PostageApp, Front Porch Forum, Rocketr, Greengage Mobile and 1Thing – all startups in their own right. Chris has more than 13 years of product management experience across web and mobile, working for startups as well as large organizations, including Longview Solutions and Actuate Corporation. Having spent over five years in Silicon Valley and London, England, helping to build small growing companies, Chris completed his MBA at Kellogg and landed back in his hometown of Toronto.
In Toronto, Chris has become deeply involved in the tech and startup community of the city. Helping to bring Startup Weekend to Canada, Chris acts as the organizer for Startup Weekend Toronto and is a co-organizer of Lean Coffee Toronto and #nerdlearn. Chris and TWG have partnered with Toronto’s newest startup accelerators in Extreme Startups and Jolt, helping to mentor and support the startups accepted into both programs. TWG also actively supports and contributes to other local initiatives such as TEDxToronto, Mobile Monday, Lean Startup Machine and many more.