Chris is the founder and Managing Director of Clear Vector Advisors, specialists in intelligent mobility and technology innovation. Prior to forming Clear Vector, Chris led the UK’s business development initiatives for the newly formed Transport Systems Catapult. Chris joined the TSC from Oxford University Innovation. In his role there as Managing Consultant, Chris led a team of experts developing and delivering a variety of innovation projects with industry, universities and governments in more than 20 countries. Chris’ career in technology marketing and corporate management includes senior positions with Helix Technology Corporation, Kulicke & Soffa Industries and KLA-Tencor Corporation, as well as a broad consultancy background with Edgeworth, Inc.
Chris has extensive international business experience, particularly in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East as well as Silicon Valley in the U.S. He has also served on a number of industry and corporate boards, and has lectured extensively on innovation and intellectual property. He holds a BA from the University of the Pacific in California and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University in Oregon.