Managing Director, Nomura-SRI Innovation Center
Areas of Expertise:
- Design thinking, Future Forecasting, Building Moonshots, Corporate Innovation tools, & creative problem solving
- Health & Wellness from medical device to insurance to consumer health experiences
- New ventures - entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial
Chris has been a user experience, design, and product executive over the course of his career. He has worked across brands, innovation consulting, and venture communities for more than 25 years. A formative part of his work experience includes 14 years at famed design and innovation consulting firm, IDEO. Here Chris pioneered the human factors and user research disciplines in the design industry, and launched many ‘first of their categories’ products for the company. Chris fluidly spans the disciplines of user-centered design, product, partnerships, and business, and his continuous learning approach has allowed him to add new facets such as venture capital and future forecasting. As a thought leader on the future of sports and the future of medicine, Chris’ speaking appearances and publications focus on the leading edge of those fields. Most recently, Chris has been Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer at a regenerative food & agriculture technology company. He is a Venture Partner at Montage Ventures, a seed stage fund, focused on disrupting retail, health & wellness, and consumer financial services.