Chris has been involved in the research, medical device and biotechnology industry for more than 25 years. Chris was a co-founder of Cytori Therapeutics, Inc./Macropore Biosurgery, Inc. and was CEO/Vice-Chairman of the Board (1996-2014). During his tenure, he brought in more than $400 million and completed transactions with leading device and pharmaceutical companies including GE Healthcare, Olympus Medical, Medtronic, Astellas Pharma, Senko Medical, Kensey Nash, Green Hospital Supply, Lorem Vascular and Mast Biosurgery as well as established a $106 million development contract with BARDA.
Chris is an inventor on 96 medical product patent applications. He has presented in more than 100 regenerative medicine, technology and financial conferences and has been an invited lecturer in entrepreneurship and biotechnology at both the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and Rady’s School of Management at UCSD. Chris has a BA from the University of California at San Diego in Economics and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.