Chris has led large-scale data transformations for over a decade, bringing advanced analytics capabilities to the world for 25 years. Most recently, he served in CDO roles at GEICO, Zendesk, and American Eagle Outfitters.  Before that, he helped lead the Data Science practice at Pivotal Software, helping organizations worldwide adopt modern data and software practices.

He is Field CTO and Head of AI Solutions at Appen bringing AI systems to life for organizations across the globe.

He is an advisor to Insight Partners and Battery Ventures helping shape a new generation of technology and teams.

He is an Adjunct Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University teaching our next generation of data and AI leaders.

He is passionate about the human side of data, transformation, and innovation.

He hails from Pittsburgh with his wife and 5 young adult children.

An avid music fan, he reminds us that, “you who choose to lead, must follow.