Former entrepreneurs and C-level operators who have experienced successful exits across their corporate careers.
Managing DirectorChris has over 30 years of experience covering the software, technology and services sectors. Beginning his career within an IT setting as a system engineer, then migrating to enterprise sales, both domestically and internationally, Chris progressed to senior sales roles including the management of sizeable sales organizations, which in turn positioned him to lead companies as President and CEO. In 2008 Chris became CEO of a pre-revenue, startup – EagleView Technologies. Under his leadership, EagleView became one of the fastest-growing technology concerns across the U.S., resulting in its 2015 acquisition by a large private equity firm. In late 2016, Chris founded Imagen Capital Partners, a tech venture firm targeting early-stage start-ups.
Chris received his BS from Brigham Young University. He is fluent in Spanish having lived in Bogota, Colombia for 10 years and also served a 2 year Spanish-speaking mission in East Los Angeles working with Hispanic families and youth. Chris has actively served in leadership roles in the boy scouts and with youth organizations for over a decade. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fly fishing.
Prior to joining Imagen, John concluded a 25+ year career as an entrepreneur, board member and CFO of public and private companies. He was most recently Chief Financial Officer of EagleView Technology Corporation, a leading geospatial and data analytics concern where he navigated the company through massive organic scale, several acquisitions and lastly the successful exit to a large PE firm. His background includes prior executive roles within the information services, software, and financial technology sectors, which include managing the completion of over $3B in corporate financings and M&A transactions.
John holds a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vioguard, BaseMap and ioCurrents, with prior directorships at Intelligence Insights and California Pacific Airlines. John remains an active Springboard Business Advisor with San Diego-based CONNECT (a not-for-profit group promoting technology entrepreneurship).