Chris has 25 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, an investment bank and mergers and acquisitions firm serving the technology, media, information, and telecom industries. Over the course of his investment banking career Chris has personally initiated, negotiated, managed or invested in over $20 billion in transaction volume in virtually every growth sub-segment within the Global preK–12, postsecondary, corporate training, human capital optimization (HMO), and TMT 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 Weld’s 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 Global education industry.
Chris is also an active investor in edtech growth platforms and regularly participates as a board member related to those investments. Chris most recently joined the board of Unmudl, a skills to jobs technology marketplace platform company.
Chris has served or is currently participating, on numerous private company and NFP Boards, including his most recent tenure as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Education Week (EPE.ORG).
B.A., St. Lawrence University
M.A., Boston University, Economics
J.D., Suffolk University Law School