• Entrepreuneur
  • Design Strategist
  • Technology Architect
  • Operator
  • Professor
  • Speaker
  • Musician

My career has focused on designing and building teams, products, and tools using innovative design and emerging technologies. Most recently, I led growth and strategy at Shift, an a16z backed startup, where I launched our federal business practice and built a best-in-class venture capital and startup industry immersion program for innovators in the military (the Defense Ventures Program).

I currently teach a course on creativity and design at Princeton University, and work on projects through my consultancy, Shadestream.

In past roles, I was a key architect in developing the applied data and intelligence systems go-to-market practice at Frog Design, built and led an internal talent research startup at Bridgewater Associates, oversaw counterterrorism and influence operations at the Pentagon, ran a team at the White House Situation Room, and was recruited out of college by the NSA.

I am trained as a computer scientist and hold advanced degrees from Princeton University and National Intelligence University.

This portfolio is a sample of my work and interests. If you’d like to get in touch, send me a message at chris@shadestream.com or connect with me on Linkedin

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