Chris is a founding partner of Tyton Partners. Chris has 20 years of experience in investing, banking, consulting, operations, and policy in the education industry and is a well-known thought leader and speaker in the field.
Prior to founding Tyton Partners, Chris led the education and training practice at Berkery Noyes, a mergers and acquisitions firm serving the information industry. In his six years at the firm, Chris personally initiated, negotiated, and managed over $5 billion in transaction volume in virtually every growth sub-segment within the preK–12, postsecondary, and corporate training markets.
Chris began his career as the research and policy director for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, ultimately serving as the legislator chief of staff for the Republican party during governor William Welds tenure, where he was intimately involved in the development of several education initiatives regarding educational reform, charter school funding, and the implementation of educational technology in public schools. Chris then became the Managing Director at Eduventures, a market research and consulting firm supporting the education industry.
Chris currently serves as chair of the board of trustees of Editorial Projects in Education, the publisher of Education Week, and serves as a member of the Games and Learning Publishing Council, a Joan Ganz Cooney Center project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Chris has a BA from St. Lawrence University, an MA in economics from Boston University, and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.