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Client Quotes

Here is what past clients and colleagues have had to say about my work.

“Chris has been invaluable in helping us think through the various OpenSource and SaaS business model concepts we wanted to incorporate into Golden Eye. Furthermore, he is highly respected by the VC community, and was able to introduce us to several investor groups. His ability to think strategically, across multiple business functions, and follow through with execution support is what sets him apart. He has been a great asset to our executive team, and is helping us reduce our execution risks as we navigate through the various stages of corporate evolution.” February 10, 2009

Shervin Talieh, Vice President, Business Development, Golden Eye Dealership Solutions, Inc.

“Chris is a rare individual with a balance of technology and business acumen. His ability to move from open source technology details to monetization models is impressive. Chris has been an advisor to our business for a while and it’s been a pleasure having him in that role. He is also a super nice guy to work with. Heartily recommend him.” February 5, 2009

Sree Nagarajan, Founder/CEO, Colligent

“Chris is one of most throughtful, well versed and insightful consultants I have had the pleasure to work with. He always brings high value to any meeting with honest and straightforward advice that promotes positive action. I would hire him again.” February 10, 2009
Top qualities:
Great Results, Expert, Creative

Paul Doscher, CEO, Exalead

“Chris is quite simply one of the most knowledgeable and well-rounded technologists I have ever met. Not limited to his technical scope, Chris also possesses vast knowledge with respect to government policy, global markets, and business/political/social trends. This powerful combination makes Chris a high-powered consultant and his clients truly consider him a ‘trusted advisor’. I have witnessed Chris ply his craft in several modalities ranging from ‘business as usual’ to ‘crisis mode’. Not once can I recall seeing him sweat or his blood pressure rising beyond a few points above normal. Quite frankly, I have learned an awful lot from Chris and I eagerly look forward to collaborating with him whenever we find ourselves assigned to the same project.” February 10, 2009

Tim Golden, Executive VP, Global Unix & Storage, Bank of America

“Chris is one of those rare individuals who has the background, experience, and intellectual talent to take strategy and vision to whole new level. Regardless of the domain, Chris is able to contextualize the situation at hand and deliver unique thought as well as a critical analysis. His devotion to doing the right thing and the best thing is what drives his passion for the pursuit of excellence. You want Chris on your team.” February 4, 2009

Jeff Kunz, Director of Business Development, Olliance Group

“I call Chris “the architect” in a good way. He is responsible for developing the business strategy for the Free Standards Group, the predecessor organization to the Linux Foundation. His work resulting in a 1000% percent increase increase in funding and interest in our organization. It is safe to say he helped us bootstrap the cause. Whenever I have a tough business strategy question involving technology I go to Chris. He has a keen analytical mind and know the tech industry like the back of his hand.” February 4, 2009
Top qualities:
Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation

“Chris is an extremely able manager and communicator. He can organize resources to effectively complete any project, even those in unstructured environments. I highly recommend Chris for any opportunity that may arise.” February 22, 2009

Janeen Levin, Consultant, Organic Online