President & CEO
Christine maps new markets for emerging technologies, scouts for strategic expansion opportunities, and guides internal innovation strategies for leading companies such as AutoDesk, Panasonic and Estee Lauder. Areas of investigation include technologies as far ranging as markets for biologic patents, short and midterm potentials for synthetic biology applications, 3D printing, unmanned aerial vehicles, cloud computing, big data, video analytics, and more. Christine also works with early-stage, needle-moving technology startups to bring them to market efficiently, including brand, marketing and early revenue and partnership development. From 1996 to 2008, Christine worked in operating and leadership roles in technology. She conceived, resourced and built multiple organizations from a blank sheet of paper to millions in recurring revenue. She was founder and CEO of enterprise SaaS company SpringCM, CEO and board member of Content SaaS company MSDSOnline, founder and Chief Marketing Officer of online supply chain exchange MetalMaker, Inc., and CEO of Intellext. Christine advised Arch Venture Partners and their portfolio companies. Prior to working in tech, Christine led M&A project teams for PWC and ran trade strategy and digital marketing for a $1BN consumer rollup for Texas Pacific Group, including strategic scouting and post merger integration. She is an early stage investor in Mousera, Brandle and 15Five, among others. Christine collaborates on various transformation and futurist initiatives, including Conscious Capitalism and Being Human. She is actively engaged in work supporting nonviolence, innovation, human potential and sustainability through a portfolio of content sites and philanthropy. She serves Insight/Out at San Quentin prison. In 2014, she founded the Institute for NonViolent Evolution. Christine produced 9 TEDxSanFrancisco events from 2009 to 2013, and hosts ideation, book and music events in the Bay Area. Christine holds a MBA from the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University in Political Science, with a senior thesis in Arab Nationalism. She served in the US Army ROTC program through the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has lived and traveled all over the world, and speaks French and German. She is a yoga instructor (E-RYT 500), artist, musician, writer and mother.