Chris Gill » CEO & Executive Director, SV Forum
As CEO and Executive Director, Chris is responsible for managing the SVForum strategic direction and all major initiatives. Most recently, Chris was President & CEO of SVASE, the Silicon Valley Academy of Startup Entrepreneurs, where he extended the value and reach of the organization through the introduction of programs such as Launch: Silicon Valley, First Impressions workshops and the Startup Advantage 12 week course. Prior to SVASE Chris held senior management positions in the US and Europe at ZF Micro Devices, Avnet, The Access Group and Mostek. Chris is also a Board member of the Mission College Center for Innovation and Technology and a member of Sand Hill Angels. Chris received a BSc in Computer Science from The University of Manchester, UK.