Founder & CEO, Managing Member, Alternative Energy Group
As Founder & CEO of Alternative Energy Development Group & SolarSense LLC, Chris also serves as the Managing Member of 45+ operating energy Project Company LLC's, and the Managing Member of the General Partner of the $250MM Alternative Energy Infrastructure Projects Fund I LP. Chris manages a team of professionals, partners and capital to develop, finance, own and operate commercial & industrial scale distributed energy generation & storage projects. Chris also founded the "Watts for Wishes" charitable giving platform in 2011. Formerly, Chris served as Acorn Systems' Chief Strategy Officer & International President for 13 years. Chris' contributions and accomplishments included: Management team participant in raising two Tier-1-VC equity raises; Created global alliances and reseller deals including SAP, Cognos, E&Y & PwC; Led Corporate Development; Launched Acorn International; Built a global management team and secured a partner network & clients spanning 32 countries including global client engagements with Unilever, Coca-Cola, J&J and ING; Served as Executive Sponsor for the firms SaaS business model transformation. From '89-'00, Chris excelled serving the Fortune 1000 in a business development capacity with docHarbor & Anacomp, and from '03-'09, Chris served on the Board, Finance, Fundraising & Board Dev. Committees of Make A Wish (PA Chapter). He is a active investor in private placement equity deals, and frequently serves as an industry speaker, and mentor for entrepreneurs, colleagues and friends. Chris received a BS BA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Delaware, and resides in PA & the NJ coast with his family. Chris' specialties include: Executive Management, Corporate & Business Development, Strategy, Partnerships/Alliances, Finance, Alternative Energy, Fundraising & Fund Management, Project Development & Charitable Giving.