Christopher E. Girgenti

Managing Partner at The Pritzker Group (Venture Capital)

Christopher E. Girgenti

Christopher E. Girgenti

Managing Partner at The Pritzker Group (Venture Capital)

Overview
Career Highlights

The Pritzker Group (Venture Capital)
InterOptic

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1087

Number of Boards

20

Birthday

1964

Age

55

Number of Awards

2

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Investor at SPOTHERO, INC.

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Governor at Illinois Office of the Governor, J.B. Pritzker

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Investor at MapBox, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Advantage Optics, Inc.

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Gogo, Inc.

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Of Counsel at Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Founder & General Partner at Boulder Ventures Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Appian Capital Management, Inc.

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Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Pritzker Group Asset Management

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Chief Financial Officer at SV Life Sciences Advisers LLP

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Christopher E. Girgenti
Managing Partner at The Pritzker Group (Venture Capital)
Education
MBA Finance & Accounting

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

B.S. in Applied Mathematics-Economics

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Memberships
Co-President, Class of '85
Current

All Brown alumni are automatically lifelong members of the Brown Alumni Association (BAA), which seeks to unite alumni efforts in support of Brown by nurturing each alumna and alumnus’s relationships with the University and with other alumni.

Career History
Corporate Finance Department
Prior - 2004

Headquartered in Chicago, Kemper Securities, a nationwide, full-service investment brokerage firm that serves individual, business, municipal and institutional clients.

Vice President
Prior - 2004

ABN AMRO Private Equity invests in leading companies in emerging market segments and markets undergoing dramatic change. Their business-to-business strategy focuses on technology-enabled service companies, e-commerce, the Internet and traditional service companies. In the communications and information technology industries, the firm is primarily interested in companies that can be classified as technology enablers or have an infrastructure orientation. This includes telecommunications equipment and services, Internet infrastructure, enterprise software and communications software. Within the healthcare services sector, ABN AMRO Private Equity seeks investments in traditional and e-health services companies. This includes connectivity and infrastructure-oriented investments, as well as growing product and service healthcare companies. The firm typically funds companies with strong management teams and domain expertise. Most of their portfolio companies use funding to expand senior management, increase sales and marketing and enhance their product or service. ABN AMRO invests exclusively in privately-held companies located in North America.

Managing Partner
1996 - Current

Pritzker Group Venture Capital's multi-stage approach enables them to further a company's growth throughout its lifecycle, from seed to late-stage growth. While the firm has invested as much as $50 million into a company, their initial target investment is typically in the $3 million to $7 million range. They invest in companies across the information technology spectrum, preferring companies targeting large markets with capital efficient business models. The Pritzker Group has five core areas of focus: The Commerce Mosaic, Transformation of Enterprise Applications, Digital Media Technologies, Interactive Health and The Interconnected World.

Boards & Committees
Board Member
Current

Sportvision, Inc. provides sports broadcasting technology services. It offers premier innovator of sports and entertainment products such as football, baseball, motorsports, hockey, and Olympics. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fremont, CA.

Director
Current

Plus One Robotics, Inc. develops computer vision software to enable robotic automation in supply chain applications. The company was founded by Erik Nieves, Shaun Edwards and Paul Hvass in 2016 and is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.

Board Member
Current

Advantage Optics, Inc. manufactures optical transceiver devices, SFPs, GBICS and related products. It designs optical components for telecommunication data companies. The company was founded in 2005 by Catherine Parilla and is headquartered in Naperville, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its 400 plus members through a full range of professional services.

Director
Prior

TopSchool, Inc. develops and provides student management software solutions to educational institutions. It offers system modules, student data systems, college portals, student portals, administration reporting suite, and customer support solutions. The company was founded by Matthew T. Schnittmanon and Justin McMorrow on April 23, 2008 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

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2007

MISSION STATEMENT THE MISSION OF THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION IS TO ADVANCE THE UNDERSTANDING AND TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMORS WITH THE GOALS OF IMPROVING, EXTENDING AND, ULTIMATELY, SAVING THE LIVES OF THOSE IMPACTED BY A BRAIN TUMOR DIAGNOSIS. WE DO THIS THROUGH INTERACTIONS AND ENGAGEMENT WITH BRAIN TUMOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES; COLLABORATIONS WITH ALLIED GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS; AND THE FUNDING OF BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH. IMPACT STATEMENT FOUNDED IN 1973, THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION WAS THE FIRST AND IS NOW THE ONLY NATIONAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO FUNDING BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH AND PROVIDING INFORMATION AND EDUCATION ON ALL TUMOR TYPES AND ALL AGE GROUPS.

$100 - $249
2006

MISSION STATEMENT THE MISSION OF THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION IS TO ADVANCE THE UNDERSTANDING AND TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMORS WITH THE GOALS OF IMPROVING, EXTENDING AND, ULTIMATELY, SAVING THE LIVES OF THOSE IMPACTED BY A BRAIN TUMOR DIAGNOSIS. WE DO THIS THROUGH INTERACTIONS AND ENGAGEMENT WITH BRAIN TUMOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES; COLLABORATIONS WITH ALLIED GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS; AND THE FUNDING OF BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH. IMPACT STATEMENT FOUNDED IN 1973, THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION WAS THE FIRST AND IS NOW THE ONLY NATIONAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO FUNDING BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH AND PROVIDING INFORMATION AND EDUCATION ON ALL TUMOR TYPES AND ALL AGE GROUPS.

$100 - $249
2005

MISSION STATEMENT THE MISSION OF THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION IS TO ADVANCE THE UNDERSTANDING AND TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMORS WITH THE GOALS OF IMPROVING, EXTENDING AND, ULTIMATELY, SAVING THE LIVES OF THOSE IMPACTED BY A BRAIN TUMOR DIAGNOSIS. WE DO THIS THROUGH INTERACTIONS AND ENGAGEMENT WITH BRAIN TUMOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES; COLLABORATIONS WITH ALLIED GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS; AND THE FUNDING OF BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH. IMPACT STATEMENT FOUNDED IN 1973, THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION WAS THE FIRST AND IS NOW THE ONLY NATIONAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO FUNDING BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH AND PROVIDING INFORMATION AND EDUCATION ON ALL TUMOR TYPES AND ALL AGE GROUPS.

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Upserve, Inc. provides an online platform of payment networks for consumers and businesses. Its platform connects social and payment networks facilitating consumers to recommend purchase experiences and discover new places and products through friends. The firm offers their products to restaurant, bar, liquor, retail, and e-commerce sectors. The company was founded by Angus M. Davis and is headquartered in Providence, RI.

Awards & Honors
2014
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
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