By day, Chris is the Vice President of Product Partnerships at Virgin Pulse, responsible for accelerating the build-out of Virgin Pulse's global partner ecosystem to represent the most innovative and successful companies in the health and wellbeing space. Chris was previously a Director of Product Management at Virgin Pulse focused on the Virgin Pulse Navigate solution for health plans and employers. Chris joined Virgin Pulse through the acquisition of Yaro in January 2020.
At Yaro, Chris was Senior Director of Product Management & Client Experience and a part of the founding team. He led the delivery/implementation of Yaro’s mobile-first, consumer platform with a portfolio of clients and drove Yaro's product strategy and product development. Read more about Chris's work at Yaro on the Yaro blog.
Prior to Yaro, Chris was a Technology Consultant at Accenture where he specialized in large-scale systems implementation and conversion projects within the Financial Services industry, including roles in management consulting, project management, business analysis, and process design. His clients included JPMorgan Chase, TD Ameritrade, Scottrade, and QBE Insurance.
Outside of his career, Chris is passionate about athletics, writing, investing and entrepreneurship. He has written for the Fleet Feet Sports Blog and on this site's blog. He makes it a priority to continually further his education and growth. He has experience founding online businesses and continues to pursue additional entrepreneurial ventures, including founding Beer Mile Media.
Aside from his professional life, Chris's number one hobby is running. He races for DWRunning in races ranging from one mile to the marathon. He is the current American Record Holder in the Beer Mile (4:37) and has won multiple beer mile world titles (2017, 2020). He is also the Beer 2-Mile World Record Holder in 10:18, set in 2020. Not only does running allow him to channel his strong competitive nature, it also is his form of meditation and stress relief. His best ideas often come while out on the trails or track.
Chris moved to Chicago in 2015 after graduating from Iowa State University with an MBA and B.S. in Industrial Engineering to start his career with Accenture. Before Iowa State, Chris spent his childhood growing up in Iowa City, Iowa.