Chris is an entrepreneur and consultant on strategic growth efforts for public and private sector organizations. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in experiential education from Hampshire College, Chris led environmental education and semester abroad trips for programs such as the Road Less Traveled, the Audubon Society, and LEAP Now. Chris has also lived in China managing products for US retailers and company looking to take their products overseas. Since then he founded Ventricle Development which works with entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses with socially responsible missions. Through Ventricle Development he launched a social entrepreneur investment fund called Ventricle Incubator. Chris has served as board president of the Chicago-based Arts of Life, an arts community dedicated to serving adults with developmental disabilities and also devoted his time to a number of other nonprofit organizations over the past 15 years.