Chris is the Chief Operating Officer at Sage overseeing both Client Management and Placement Services. Chris has a 25+ year track record of driving innovation, revenue growth and operational transformation in emerging technology, clean-tech, and non-profit environments. Chris has a reputation for exceeding aggressive performance targets by fostering a culture of collaboration by bringing diverse stakeholders together to achieve outstanding results.
Before joining Sage, Chris was the Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales and Market Development for Echelon Corporation, a clean-tech company. Prior to Echelon, Chris was the CEO of the International Museum of Women, where she built the first digital media museum of its kind in the world. Under her leadership, the museum received the Anita Borg Social Impact Award, the American Association of Museums MUSE Award, and a Special Congressional Recognition from Nancy Pelosi.
Chris also held various executive positions at Lucent Technologies including Vice President/General Manager, Japan, where she led the subsidiary to become the highest performing region worldwide. She also developed their Latin American region, and ran worldwide sales operations for the $700M organization.
Chris has served on the Boards of the Professional Business Women of California, the International Museum of Women, and currently serves as a Director of the Dream University Foundation.
Chris has her BS from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She and her husband reside in the bay area with their two dogs Mancha and Spirit, cheering on their son in Los Angeles as he launches his career in sound engineering.
Chris loves the Bay Area because:
of its culture, natural beauty, food, wine and Mt. Tam
Chris can’t live without:
a phenomenal glass of pinot, cab or chardonnay from Napa, Sonoma or Anderson Valley