Chief Operating Officer
Chris oversees and manages the day to day operations at IGS. He brings a long history of entrepreneurship and operations management to his role at IGS. Prior to IGS, Chris was the director of the Venture Launch Pathway at the University of Oregon. Preceding his director position, he was the CEO of Oak Patch Gifts, a leading provider of jewelry and gift products to retailers across North America. From 1995-2000, Chris held several management positions with Raytheon Polar Services where he oversaw all personnel and cargo transport on behalf of the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program and spent 30 months on the Antarctic continent. Chris received his MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management, and received his Bachelor’s degree at The Colorado College.