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At Omidyar Network, Chris leads investments in technology-enabled financial services companies in the United States. He focuses on for-profit companies that empower individuals and merchants in underserved markets through innovative products and services and nonprofit organizations that strengthen the financial services sector overall. Chris is responsible for the firm’s investments in Mango Financial, Prosper Marketplace, and Rev Worldwide and its grant to Ideas42 for the Employee Financial Stability Project. He also invests in consumer Internet and mobile technology organizations and oversees Omidyar Network’s investments in ViKi, Neoteny Labs, and Wikimedia Foundation.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2008, Chris was an investment banking client coverage officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was responsible for covering enterprise software and services companies. Chris began his career as a private equity investment professional with JPMorgan Capital, focusing on financial services. While at JPMorgan Capital, he helped lead more than $450 million of financial services investments.
Chris received a BS from Duke University, where he graduated magna cum laude and majored in biomedical engineering and English literature.