Chris founded Engine No. 1 based on his vision that capitalism can be harnessed for positive change and companies that align the interests of their shareholders and stakeholders are better, stronger companies as a result. He has more than 30 years of experience investing in and building businesses across multiple industries in transition. Prior to the launch of Engine No. 1, Chris founded Partner Fund Management, where he served as co-managing partner and portfolio manager. Previously, he cofounded Andor Capital Management, and before that, served as a member of the Management Committee of Pequot Capital Management. Early in his career, Chris was an analyst at Ethos Capital (merged into Moore Capital Management) and started his career at JGM Management. Chris received a BA in Economics from Tulane University, where he also chaired the Investment Committee. Chris is a founding board member of Tipping Point Community, an organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area.
Centers and Practice Areas
Extends the reach and impact of the Milken Institute to the Asia-Pacific region
Center for Financial Markets
Conducts research and constructs programs designed to facilitate smooth and efficient operation of financial markets
Center for the Future of Aging
Advances healthy longevity and financial security for all through high-impact policies, research, convenings, and multisector partnerships.
Center for Public Health
Develops research, programs, and initiatives designed to envision and activate sustainable solutions leading to better health for individuals and communities worldwide.
Center for Regional Economics and California Center
Analyzes the dynamics that drive job creation and promote industry expansion
Center for Strategic Philanthropy
Empowers philanthropists to effectively address some of the world's most urgent problems
Clears roadblocks that prevent medical breakthroughs from reaching patients sooner
Financial Innovations Labs
Addressing society's greatest challenges through a financial lens
Global Market Development
Working with government partners in emerging and developing economies to build strong, domestic financial markets.
Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Anyone with a dream should have the opportunity to make it come true—through determination and an economic system that works for all
Addressing global policy issues on Health Economics, International Finance, and Regional Economics
Research and Analysis
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Government and Policy Engagement
Collaborating across all levels of government to advance finance and health policy priorities that address global challenges.
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