After completing his undergrad studies at Drexel University, Chris cut his teeth in leadership and coaching at General Electric, where he graduated from one of their rotational leadership programs. Over 7 years at GE, he lived in Philadelphia, Louisville, Cleveland, Shanghai, and Hartford, and worked in the GE Capital, consumer products, and energy divisions. In 2010, Chris joined his current company, Travelers insurance, and has held numerous leadership roles with increasing responsibility in multiple functions. Chris graduated from Columbia University with his master’s degree in organizational psychology and a specialization in change leadership, through an intensive 25-person executive program (XMA).
Coach - Consultant
Chris coaches and mentors both in and out of his formal roles. He is an executive coach for leaders in the nonprofit and private sectors, both in Connecticut and beyond. Chris is also an organizational development consultant, helping organizations improve effectiveness and employee morale, as well as leadership succession and talent development. Chris has engaged with groups small and large, ages from high school through retirees, in classrooms, panels, virtual spaces, and 400-person audiences, presenting and generating dialogue on career development, group dynamics, and collaborative leadership.
Chris is an adjunct professor at two higher education institutions in his home state. He teaches the graduate-level course Leadership Consulting at Goodwin College, where hard-working students are empowered to become sought-after employees. He also teaches the undergraduate-level course Leadership in Organizations at Eastern Connecticut State University, a public liberal arts university focused on excellence and applied learning.
Chris is a volunteer firefighter and volunteer EMT in Windsor, Connecticut, where he resides. He also serves on the board of directors for Connecticut Association for Human Services, Capitol Region Council of Governments Foundation, and Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center. He previously completed seven years of service on Leadership Greater Hartford's board and three years with Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE). He loves fighting for the underdog, propelled by his own self-identification and that he’s been helped by many in his life and a strong desire to pay it forward. In 2017, Chris was named in Hartford Business Journal's 40 Under 40.